The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has today, 9/26/2023, added three more entities to those designated under the UFLPA, bringing the total number of designated entities to 27.
As per the DHS announcement, the newly added entities are:
- Xinjiang Zhongtai Group Co. Ltd. (headquartered in Xinjiang and produces and sells polyvinyl chloride (PVC), iconic membrane caustic soda, industrial salt, calcium carbide, viscose fiber, viscose yarn, and other textile, chemical, and building materials).
- Xinjiang Tianshan Wool Textile Co. Ltd. (headquartered in Xinjiang and sells and manufactures cashmere and wool garments, as well as velvet and other textile products).
- Xinjiang Tianmian Foundation Textile Co. (headquartered in Xinjiang and produces yarn and textile products).
Effective September 27, 2023, shipments of goods produced by these entities, or incorporating inputs from these companies, will be subject to the UFLPA restrictions as a result of their alleged participation in business practices that target members of persecuted groups, including Uyghur minorities, in the PRC.
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