Full supply chain mapping and traceability are now requirements for doing business in the wake of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA). This eBook explains what can happen to your shipment under the UFLPA – detention, release, or exclusion and seizure, how to minimize the risk of detention, and the challenges with existing approaches.
As of June 21, 2022, the UFLPA prohibits US businesses from importing goods made, wholly or in part, using materials sourced from the Xinjiang (XUAR) region of China if it was produced using forced labor. Importers and manufacturers seeking to enter the US market must have a clear, transparent, and traceable view of their entire supply chain in order to protect their business from the threat of audits, detentions, and seizures, and if they don’t – this is where many global companies could face costly business disruptions associated with the UFLPA.
CBP has outlined that imports will go through a process to ensure that no goods using forced labor make their way into the United States, but CBP officials have reiterated that procedures and actions taken by the agency may differ on a case-by-case basis – and it’s the responsibility of the importer to provide evidence that the items in question did not utilize forced labor throughout their supply chain.
The best strategy for preventing detention is to focus on UFLPA compliance. This means closely examining your supply chain and knowing who is producing what, and how and where it’s produced. This will help you identify and mitigate risks before you face expensive consequences, and to successfully challenge a detention if one occurs.
This eBook will help you understand the UFLPA and how you can avoid detention.
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