On June 2, 2022, GDLSK’s Heather Litman will join Elva Muñeton, Acting Executive Director Office of Trade, UFLPA Implementation Task Force, and Daniel Meylor of Carmichael International Service on a webinar concerning U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (“CBP”) enforcement of the UFLPA.
June 21, 2022 is the effective date of the rebuttable presumption under the UFLPA. Thereunder, CBP will presume that goods were imported in violation of the forced labor statute if they were mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (“XUAR”) or by an entity on a list required to be developed under the statute. Exceptions will apply where the CBP Commissioner determines: a) that the importer has fully complied with guidance to be established under the UFLPA and has completely and substantively responded to all associated CBP inquiries; and, b) by clear and convincing evidence, that the goods were not produced, wholly or in part, by forced labor.
The program is being hosted by the Los Angeles Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association and will be of general application to other industries as well.
More information and registration can be accessed here: