The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) was signed into law H.R. 6256 by President Biden on December 23, 2021, and it became effective for goods imported on or after June 21, 2022.
UFLPA establishes a rebuttable presumption that the importation of any goods, wares, articles, and merchandise mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, or produced by certain entities on the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force (FLETF) Entity List, is prohibited by Section 307 of the 1930 Tariff Act and that such goods, wares, articles, and merchandise are not entitled to entry to the U.S. The presumption applies unless the CBP Commissioner determines that the importer of record has fully complied with the FLETF-issued importer guidance, responded to all inquiries, and determines by clear and convincing evidence, that the goods, wares, articles, or merchandise were not produced using forced labor.
You may access the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Operational Guidance for Importers here and the CBP UFLPA Frequently Asked Questions here.
U. S Customs has informed the trade about two upcoming webinars as detailed below. This is an excellent opportunity for you to learn about Forced Labor law and requirements for importation directly from CBP.
“The CBP Office of Trade will host a webinar on January 26, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., ET. This webinar, Forced Labor 101, will focus on forced labor topics including relevant legislation, CBP enforcement, and resources. Registration for this event is now open. Please click on the following link to register for the webinar: Forced Labor 101 – January 26, 2023 “.
“The Office of Field Operations (OFO) will host a webinar on January 27, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., ET. This webinar, CTPAT-Forced Labor, will allow OFO personnel from the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program to address the requirements current and potential CTPAT members must meet related to forced labor prevention. Registration for this event is now open. Please click on the following link to register for the webinar: CTPAT-Forced Labor – January 27, 2023 “.