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What an Importer Should Know and Do When a Shipment is Detained Due to Suspected Forced Labor

After the issuance of the guidance from CBP below, they also issued the attached “Best Practices for Applicability Reviews..”.  This document describes what an importer should know and do when a shipment is detained due to suspected forced labor.  The key is quick communication with CBP.

CBP Issues Updated Forced Labor Guidance and Materials

This morning CBP circulated CSMS #55222106, containing updated materials and guidance on ensuring compliance with their forced labor enforcement initiatives. 

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).

For questions regarding the published documents or the Forced Labor Technical Expo, please contact [email protected]. For questions regarding the 2023 TFCS Summit, please contact [email protected].

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