This morning CBP circulated CSMS #55222106, containing updated materials and guidance on ensuring compliance with their forced labor enforcement initiatives. The notice has not yet been posted to the CSMS site https://www.cbp.gov/trade/automated/cargo-systems-messaging-service, but will likely be posted by tomorrow morning. The text of the CSMS is copied below.
CSMS # 55222106 – Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act and Forced Labor Enforcement – New Resources for Industry
CBP is undertaking multiple efforts to provide more information for companies seeking to comply with the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act and Section 307 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1307).
- On February 23, 2023, CBP released additional guidance on enforcement and review procedures under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act:
- More detailed FAQs – https://www.cbp.gov/trade/programs-administration/forced-labor/faqs-uflpa-enforcement
- Best Practices for Applicability Reviews –https://www.cbp.gov/document/guidance/best-practices-applicability-reviews-importer-responsibilities
- Guidance on Executive Summaries and a Sample Table of Contents –https://www.cbp.gov/document/guidance/guidance-executive-summaries-and-sample-tables-contents
- On March 14-15, 2023, CBP’s Office of Trade will host the Forced Labor Technical Expo in Washington D.C. The Forced Labor Technical Expo will offer a forum for industry to provide the international trade community with information about the latest technologies that can aid in securing and managing the flow of goods. Register at https://www.cbp.gov/trade/forced-labor-technical-expo-2023.