UFLPA Deep Dive: Your Top 12 Questions Answered

By barring all commercial inputs with a link to Xinjiang from entering U.S. markets, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) puts additional strain on importers already grappling with supply chain bottlenecks, labor shortages, travel restrictions, rising inflation, and heightened political tension. Though importers rushed to prepare in the months leading up to the statute’s enforcement date on June 21, 2022, many still had pressing questions about how to comply with the law, particularly in these conditions. In this ebook, legal and regulatory experts help U.S. importers screen their supply chains and avoid customs penalties by answering 12 urgent questions about the UFLPA, including:

  • For those looking to rebut the presumption of forced labor, what evidence would qualify as clear and convincing?
  • Can suppliers simply certify that their goods have no known sourcing in the Xinjiang region?
  • How would U.S. importers go about confirming forced labor on the ground in light of COVID travel restrictions?

Read this ebook to gain clarity on the UFLPA’s mandate and access a list of helpful resources on mitigating Xinjiang forced labor risk in global supply chains.

About Our Experts:

John Foote

John Foote

Partner at Kelley Drye & Warren

John Foote is an advisor to companies and a widely recognized expert on Section 307 of the Tariff Act of 1930, the U.S. forced labor import ban.

Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams

Acting Section Chief of Forced Labor for the Department of Homeland Security Center for Countering Human Trafficking

Jennifer Williams is responsible for supporting and coordinating complex, cross-departmental HSI investigations into allegations of forced labor at overseas manufacturing facilities that export goods to the U.S. and/or have a nexus to the U.S. through other means.

Jessica Rifkin

Jessica Rifkin

Senior Attorney/Customs, Trade and Litigation Team Leader at Benjamin L. England & Assoc. LLC

Jessica Rifkin practices customs and international trade law with a special emphasis on food, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices, regularly representing clients before U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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