About The Webinar
Recently Congress passed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), paving the way for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) to increase its enforcement efforts to combat forced labor. Effective June 21, 2022, the law creates a rebuttable presumption that any work performed in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) is presumed to be forced. As a result, all types of goods from any country that may have raw materials, components, subcomponents made, or some type of processing in the XUAR will be banned.
To avoid potential lengthy detentions of merchandise and prepare for CBP’s enforcement, importers should update their practices, procedures, and documents to address forced labor, map supply chains, and educate partners on recordkeeping to support the origin of goods, materials and processing. In addition, all identified direct and indirect suppliers need to be screened to ensure they are not on a US sanctioned party list.
Join us for a discussion of the new law; review of the forced labor actions already in place by CBP, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC); and the specific actions parties should take to avoid delays, detentions or penalties in the future.