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Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (Public Law No. 117-78), also known as the UFLPA, directs the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force to develop a strategy for supporting enforcement of the prohibition on the importation of goods into the United States manufactured wholly or in part with forced labor in the People's Republic of China, especially from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, or Xinjiang.

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The UFLPA was enacted on December 23, 2021, with a June 21, 2022 effective date for a rebuttable presumption that goods mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part in Xinjiang or by an entity on the UFLPA Entity List are prohibited from U.S. importation under 19 U.S.C. § 1307. CBP leads the implementation of the rebuttable presumption under the UFLPA, and more about implementation efforts can be found on the CBP UFLPA page. The FLETF strategy includes the UFLPA Entity List, Importer Guidance, and other information.

CBP Roles and Responsibilities

CBP is responsible for preventing the entry of products made with forced labor into the U.S. market by investigating and acting upon allegations of forced labor in supply chains.

CBP implements Section 307 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1307) through issuance of Withhold Release Orders (WRO) and findings to prevent merchandise produced in whole or in part in a foreign country using forced labor from being imported into the United States.

 

UFLPA Statistics Dashboard

CBP has published a dashboard providing statistics on shipments subjected to UFLPA reviews and enforcement actions. An associated data dictionary describes various data elements referenced in the dashboard.

 

Open Dashboard

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Importer Letters

Select the boxes below to view various importer letters associated with the UFLPA.
 

  • Person reviewing a letter with a graphic of the supply chain in the foreground.
  • Person handing another person a letter with the CTPAT logo in the foreground.
  • Person opening a letter with the CBP Seal in the foreground.

Contact us at: UFLPAinquiry@cbp.dhs.gov

Last Modified: Jan 26, 2024