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Forced Labor and the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

On June 21, 2022 the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA”) went into effect. It is the latest – and perhaps strongest – tool in the belt of U.S. regulatory and enforcement agencies to combat forced labor. The UFLPA puts the onus on importers to ensure their supply chains and merchandise are free from forced labor. This article will discuss forced labor enforcement generally, the UFLPA, and what it means for importers and how they can comply with the new regulations. Read more…