Is Your Organization Complying With the US Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act?

    View Author May 2022

    On December 23, 2021, President Biden signed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) into law.

    The Act creates a rebuttable presumption that “any goods, wares, articles, and merchandise mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China” (or by an entity included on a list required by the Act) is prohibited from importation into the US under 19 U.S.C. §1307. This presumption applies unless the Commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) determines that “the importer of record has complied with specified conditions and, by clear and convincing evidence, that the goods, wares, articles, or merchandise were not produced using forced labor.”