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The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Region Alert

On March 18, 2023, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) updated the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) controls and regulations with a new regional alert system. This new system offers early notification to importers of suspicion that their goods may have been produced in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) and that the goods may be excluded from importation. This system has been implemented through electronic systems in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) importing platform.

This Region Alert system now mandates three new validations to suspected shipments that may have been related to the Uyghur region:

  • A postal code will be required

  • The postal code must be a valid Chinese postal code

  • Users will receive a warning if a XUAR postal code is provided.

This system will affect the Cargo Release applications for the manufacturer party when the country is reported as the People's Republic of China in the SE36 or SE56 record. This will also affect the Manufacturer Identification Code application when the application identifies a city located in the People'e Republic of China.

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