About The Webinar

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) creates a rebuttable presumption that goods grown or produced, wholly or in part, in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) are made with forced labor. This law takes effect June 21, 2022, meaning that as of that date all types of goods from any country that may have raw materials, components, or subcomponents made, or some type of processing done, in the XUAR will be banned from import into the U.S. unless the importer can establish by clear and convincing evidence that the goods were not made by forced labor.

The UFLPA paves the way for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) to increase its enforcement efforts to combat forced labor. An enforcement plan that includes lists of high-risk entities is due to be released on the same day.

Join us for a discussion on what these enforcement efforts mean for exporters and importers into the US, as well as actions companies can take to avoid delays, detentions or penalties.

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Key Topics

  • Summary of new Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act;
  • Burden of proof to rebut the presumption of forced labor;
  • Review of the U.S. government’s strategy for enforcement;
  • Entities and industries identified for enforcement;
  • What does the enforcement plan mean for your company;
  • Compare and contrast to withhold release process;
  • Preventative measures to support compliance.


Please note we do not accept payment via American Express.



Elise Shibles

Partner, Advisory Committee; Textiles & Apparel Practice Leader; Forced Labor Practice Leader

ELISE SHIBLES is a Partner, Advisory Committee with Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the San Francisco office. She leads the firm’s Textiles and Apparel Practice as well as its Forced Labor Practice. She advises and counsels clients on trade agreement and preference program requirements for a variety of different types of goods under U.S. and non-U.S. trade programs including USMCA, QIZ, ASEAN-China and EU-Vietnam, among others. She also has extensive expertise in all aspects of textile and apparel trade and policy including classification, origin, marking, Section 301 tariff mitigation, drafting and reviewing proposed legislation, and strategy for trade negotiations. 


David F. Olave

Associate & Trade Policy Advisor

DAVID OLAVE is an Associate and Trade Policy Advisor for Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. He employs a unique blend of experience in customs law, trade negotiations, legislative procedures, lobbying and civil society outreach to advise clients on the potential impact of trade-related legislation and to work with the U.S. government to address clients’ needs.


Amanda Levitt


AMANDA LEVITT is a Member with Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, resident in the New York office. Her practice is focused on international trade and customs law, particularly relating to classification and marking / country of origin issues.



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