The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), enacted on December 23, 2021, and effective on June 21, 2022, marks an important step forward in the global campaign to eradicate forced labor. This act establishes a legal framework in the US to prevent forced labor within supply chains, especially in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. It mandates companies to investigate supply chains, report to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and non-compliance can lead to penalties. This act was enforced by the US CBP
Forced labor, encompassing exploitation like abuse, debt bondage, and harsh conditions, is defined by the International Labor Organization. The UFLPA applies to all imports into the US, requiring proof that goods aren’t made with Xinjiang forced labor. Importers must ensure their products and materials aren’t linked to such labor practices, even indirectly.
We at ComplianceXL believe that aligning your supply chain with UFLPA regulations is essential to eliminating the risks associated with forced labor. A critical component of any compliance initiative is the collection of compliance data, yet it can be challenging. At ComplianceXL, we have a dedicated team of supplier engagement specialists who are dedicated to assisting our customers with supply chain due diligence, supplier declarations, and compliance reporting.
In addition, we provide maintenance services for our clients to ensure their regulatory documents are accurate and reliable at all times.
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