The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) has the potential to impact procurement and supply chain operations across a wide range of industries. Coming into force on June 22, 2022, it will deny the import of products from the Xinjiang region of China and place the burden of proof on the U.S. importer.
This new U.S. federal law assumes that any work performed in China’s Xinjiang region is forced and requires importers to provide a presumptive rebuttal at the time of importation to demonstrate clear evidence that force labor was not used. To meet this new requirement, companies need more than just documentary evidence of compliance.
Listen to Suzanne Richer for an in-depth review of the Custom and Border Protection’s (CBP) recommendations to ensure your company stays compliant with the UFLPA legislation. You will learn how to:
- Provide sufficient evidence through a presumptive rebuttal process
- Screen entities or products with forced labor elements
- Understand how to manage 3rd party risk and map your supply chain
- Identify how CBP will target and identify transshipments of products from China