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Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Places the Burden on Importers

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A new  law was signed into law on Dec. 23, 2021, to supplement existing laws contained in Section 307 of the Tariff Act 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. § 1307), which prohibit the importation of all “...goods, wares, articles, and merchandise mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part in any foreign country by convict labor or/and forced labor or/and indentured labor under penal sanctions.”

The new law—the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA)—took effect on June 21 and is designed to reinforce United States prohibition of the importation of goods made with forced labor. On June 13, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a  guidance document, Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Operational Guidance for Importers, to prepare importers to comply with this new law. 

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