On Friday, June 17th, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) enforcement strategy; the document was required to support the UFLPA’s rebuttable presumption that goods connected to the Xinjiang region are made with forced labor as of June 21, 2022.

According to the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force (FLETF), the document includes a “comprehensive assessment of the risk of importing goods mined, produced, or manufactured, wholly or in part, with forced labor,” as well as an “evaluation and description of forced-labor schemes, UFLPA-required lists (including the UFLPA Entity List), UFLPA-required plans, and high priority sectors for enforcement.”

Click here to view the Forced Labor Enforcement Strategy document.

Click here to read the official statement from the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR).

Shapiro is closely monitoring the situation and will provide status updates as they become available.