CBP Points Operational Importer Steering Referring to UFLPA

Late Monday, June 13, 2022, Customs and Border Safety (CBP) issued its long-anticipated Operational Importer Steering to information importers earlier than the Uyghur Compelled Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) enters into impact on June 21. As a reminder, starting on that date, CBP will apply a rebuttable presumption that items coming from the Xinjiang area violate a long-standing ban on the importation of products made with compelled, indentured, or jail labor. CBP’s steering is the primary of paperwork anticipated to be launched by federal authorities officers and supplies preliminary background on the anticipated UFLPA’s course of and enforcement, tips on how to request exceptions to the rebuttable presumption, extra assets, and the kinds and nature of data that CBP might require . The doc is offered on CBP’s web site right here.

No later than June 21, the Division of Homeland Safety, which chairs the Compelled Labor Enforcement Job Power (FLETF), is anticipated to launch a broader technique doc required by UFLPA. On June 23, we shall be internet hosting a webinar on the FLETF technique and CBP implementation efforts. You may register right here. We hope you’ll be able to be part of us for this well timed dialogue.