Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

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In 2022, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) was signed into law by President Biden.

The legislation presumes that any good that was mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China, was produced with forced labor and is therefore prohibited from entering the U.S. These goods may only be permitted entry after the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) determines that the importer of record has complied with specified conditions and, by clear and convincing evidence, that the goods, wares, articles, or merchandise were not produced using forced labor.

It is currently estimated that more than one million Uyghurs are held in forced labor conditions within Xinjiang.