November 10, 2022
The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) is the latest move by the US government to use regulations to keep China-sourced goods made with forced labor out of the US market. According to the UFLPA, without documented proof that imported goods containing material sourced from, mined, or manufactured in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) are made without forced labor, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will presume that production of the goods involved forced labor and will not allow those goods into the US. These regulations, in concert with other recent world and economic events, highlight the importance of understanding your suppliers and supply chain risk, and the effect this understanding will continue to play in your business continuity, reputation management, and regulatory compliance.
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