Update: CBP Announces Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Implementation Webinars

Posted on May 31

Article by: Rick Walker, Vice President, TradeInsights
As a reminder, the “Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act”, which effectively presumes that all goods mined, produced, or manufactured in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) are produced by forced labor in China goes into effect on June 21, 2022.

In addition to the information contained on the CBP website www.cbp.gov, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Trade Relations will host webinars on June 1, 7, and 16 to provide the import industry an overview of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA). Please note that registration for the Jun1 webinar is closed so we urge interested importers to register for one of the other ones as soon as possible.

The UFLPA, in part, directs CBP to implement a rebuttable presumption that the importation of any goods, wares, articles, and merchandise mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, or produced by certain entities, is prohibited by Section 307 of the 1930 Tariff Act and that such goods, wares, articles, and merchandise are not entitled to enter the U.S. The presumption applies unless the CBP Commissioner 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. The rebuttable presumption goes into effect on June 21.

Here are the links to the CBP webinars:

Wednesday, June 1, 10-11 a.m. ET Registration (closed)

Tuesday, June 7, 1-2 p.m. ET Registration

Thursday, June 16, 2-3 p.m. ET Registration

Please contact your V. Alexander account team, or you may also contact our Trade Compliance team at tradeinsights@valexander.com with any questions, and you can always follow us on our website www.valexander.com for updates on this and other topics.