U.S. law to stop Uyghur forced labor remains compliance challenge


It’s been six months since the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) took effect, and businesses are no clearer today on how to comply with it, those familiar with the law said.

Under the law, enforced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, goods from the Xinjiang region in northwestern China are assumed to have been made with the forced labor of Uyghurs, unless a company can prove otherwise, according to a CBP explainer.

The supply chains of some companies might have thousands of threads with thousands of entities involved, all or many of them in China. Businesses must be prepared to show the CBP documents proving their goods were not created with forced labor.

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