On June 21, 2022, U.S. Government implemented Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) with a focus on preventing the importation of goods produced in whole or in part with forced labor in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China. The UFLPA establishes a rebuttable presumption that goods produced in whole or in part in XUAR are produced with forced labor and are, therefore, subject to detention. This presumption extends to any finished articles which CBP suspects contain raw materials or components sourced from XUAR, and therefore may impact far more trade than simply articles directly sourced from the region.
Rock Trade Law, LLC, in cooperation with the U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce, will address UFLPA compliance based on the latest documents published by CBP and DHS and will discuss monitoring entities and products potentially subject to the UFLPA. Our areas of focus will include:
● Procedural History of the UFLPA
● Past Findings on Forced Labor
● CBP’s Enforcement Process
● Evidentiary Standard Under the UFLPA
● High-Risk Entities and Products