On May 16, 2024, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it is adding twenty-six entities to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA”) Entity List, the consolidated register of four lists required by section 2(d)(2)(B)(ii) of the UFLPA. The UFLPA and its Entity List are explained in more detail in a prior post. DHS

In a February 27, 2024 opinion issued by Judge Gary S. Katzmann, the Court of International Trade held that Ninestar Corporation and its corporate affiliates (“Ninestar”), Chinese manufacturers and sellers of laser printers and printer-related products, were unlikely to succeed on the merits of a case challenging their placement on the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention

On July 26, 2023, the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force (“FLETF”) issued the first annual update to its guidelines for enforcing the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevent Act (“UFLPA”) in a Report to Congress titled “2023 Updates to the Strategy to Prevent the Importation of Goods Mined, Produced, or Manufactured with Forced Labor in the People’s

On June 9, 2023, the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force (FLETF), led by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), added two companies based in the People Republic of China (PRC) to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Entity List. The additions included Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co., Ltd.,  Ninestar Corporation, and eight of its Zhuhai-based

This week, at the highly anticipated forced labor expo, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) unveiled its new Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Statistics Dashboard aimed at providing transparency for UFLPA enforcement. The interactive dashboard was expected to be released on March 31st, but was unveiled ahead of time on CBP’s website at

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is expected to deploy the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) regional alert and postal code requirement this Friday, March 18, 2023.

According to CBP, the goal of the new measures is to provide an early notification to importers and their representatives that goods may have been produced in

On February 23, 2023, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) released new guidance for importers seeking admissibility of goods under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA”). The three guidance documents include an updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), best practices for applicability reviews, and tips on submitting executive summaries and documentation when under an applicability

Recent reports indicate that aluminum is now being targeted for actions against forced labor under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA”). Though U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) has yet to officially announce aluminum as a targeted product under UFLPA, reports indicate that enforcement efforts against aluminum began as early as December 2022 –