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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Releases Importer Guidance for Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention A

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Releases Importer Guidance for Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention A

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Releases Importer Guidance for Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) will go into effect on June 21, 2022. As described in the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operational guidance for importers document, the UFLPA, signed by President Biden in December 2021, reinforces support for the enforcement of Section 307 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C § 1307) and supports the United States’ policy to strengthen the prohibition against the importation of goods made with forced labor.

The operational guidance for importers document, dated June 13, 2022, aims to assist the trade community for the implementation of the UFLPA rebuttable presumption which will be effective on June 21, 2022. The CBP website specifies, “Please be aware that this is CBP’s importer guidance, which provides transparency to CBP’s operational approach, and not the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force’s Strategy, which will provide additional importer guidance, required by the UFLPA.”

Additional information specific to the UFLPA is available on the CBP website, Click here to be directed to the CBP Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act fact sheet.

Below is a list of upcoming webinars offered through the CBP website for additional information related to the UFLPA.

CBP’s Office of Trade Relations will host webinars on June 1, 7, and 16, 2022, to provide an overview of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA).

Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. EDT

Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Thursday, June 16, 2022, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT – Registration