Resilinc Special Report
Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act - What importers need to know
The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) took effect last month and now mandates a new layer of supply chain due diligence for importers. With this Act in place, the US has banned imports from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) on the account of widespread evidence on forced labor across multiple industries. The Customs and Border Protection Act will be issuing letters to all importers who have been identified as previously importing goods that may be subjected to the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Act. The Department of Homeland Security has set a strategy for UFLPA enforcement for high-priority sectors like polysilicon, apparel, cotton, and more. The immediate next steps for organizations should be to look for any warning signs of forced labor across all their supply chain tiers.