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Forced Labor

UFLPA Attachment to the Notice of Detention

CBP Publication #3465-1123
To increase transparency, CBP sends an UFLPA Attachment to the Notice of Detention or ‘Addendum’ as a supplement to a CBP detention notice issued to an importer upon detention of their shipment under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA). CBP attaches the Addendum as an effort to provide...

CBP Releases June 2023 Monthly Update

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released operational statistics for June 2023, which show a significant and continuing decline in migrant encounters along the Southwest border as well as successful drug interdiction efforts resulting from new enforcement initiatives. CBP’s total encounters along the Southwest border in June were the lowest in over two years, dropping nearly a third from May. “Our sustained efforts to enforce consequences under our longstanding Title 8 authorities, combined with expanding access to lawful pathways and processes, have driven the

CBP continues to set global standard in fight against forced labor one year of Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act implementation

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WASHINGTON —CBP continues to lead U.S. government efforts to eliminate goods from the supply chain made with forced labor from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China (XUAR), one year after the agency began implementing the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. “American consumers don’t want goods that cost another human’s life or liberty. As we have diligently worked to implement the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevent Act over the past year, one of the greatest measures of success is an observable shift in supply chain practices to avoid sourcing from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region,”

Forced Labor Supporting Documents Submissions Guide

CBP Publication #3149-0323
This document provides suggested guidance to streamline supporting document submissions for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) forced labor allegation petitions and Withhold Release Order/Finding modification requests. The guidelines provide a standardized approach for petitioners to...

CBP Modifies Withhold Release Order in Response to Smart Glove’s Successful Actions to Address Forced Labor Supply Chain Issues

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) modified import restrictions issued in a Withhold Release Order (WRO) against a group of companies jointly known as Smart Glove, in response to the companies’ successful demonstration that their products are no longer produced in whole or in part with forced labor. Effective immediately, CBP will allow Smart Glove shipments to enter U.S. commerce, provided the imports are otherwise in compliance with U.S. laws. This is the third WRO modification that CBP has issued in 2023. Over the past three years, CBP’s forced labor enforcement