U.S. Customers and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced it is not moving forward with new entry requirements for all China imports. The November 1 announcement indicates that the agency is “actively working with impacted users to address concerns” and the implementation is on hold during this process.
When announced in late October, CBP indicated the new requirement would impact all importers of China origin articles. Importers would have to declare the Chinese postal code associated with the company identified by the Manufacturer Identification Code (MIC), which would be used to screen for any possible imports of products produced in the Xinjiang area. This additional requirement is all part of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) and preventing U.S. entities from engaging and funding forced labor among ethnic minorities in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Energy Workforce has created a working group to address issues and engage on the implementation of the UFPLA and is communicating issues through the CBP taskforce.
If you are interested in further engaging on issues related to the UFPLA or international trade, contact Maria Suarez-Simmons for more information on the International Trade Policy or Supply Chain committees.
Maria Suarez-Simmons, Director Government Affairs, writes about industry-specific policies for the Energy Workforce & Technology Council. Click here to subscribe to the Energy Workforce newsletter, which highlights sector-specific issues, best practices, activities and more.