CBP Launches UFLPA Enforcement Data ‘Dashboard’
Trade Update • March 15, 2023U
.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has launched a new online dashboard with insights on the enforcement actions taken under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) to date.
The dashboard provides data on the number and value of shipments stopped/subject to review as well as industries and countries of origin that are most affected. The law bars goods made in whole or in part in Xinjiang, China, or by entities on a forced-labor blacklist from entering the U.S. under a rebuttable presumption that they were made with forced labor.
Transparency and Compliance
The CBP mentioned in a recent statement that “the dashboard answers a call for greater transparency on UFLPA enforcement while protecting sensitive trade information.”
“We know that the vast majority of industry is working earnestly to comply with the UFLPA and that many have been working over the past few years to eliminate forced labor from their supply chains, even before the UFLPA rebuttable presumption went into effect,” said CBP’s Acting Commissioner Troy Miller. “It is imperative that everyone knows their supply chains, and businesses and importers are shifting behavior to maintain access to the U.S. market by developing social compliance and due diligence programs to ensure their supply chains are free of forced labor. We are committed to working with the trade industry as they navigate complex global supply chains to assure the goods entering the United States comply with U.S. trade laws and that workers around the world are treated with the dignity and humanity they deserve.”
CBP is set to deploy a UFLPA “region alert enhancement” on March 18, that will provide advanced notifications to importers if their goods might have been produced in Xinjiang. For the first time, importers will need to provide a valid postal code for goods coming from China.
- Best Practices for Applicability Reviews: Importer Responsibilities via CBP can be found here.
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