On September 26, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security added three entities to the Uyghur Forced Labor Act (UFLPA) List as a result of each entity’s work with the government of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region to recruit, transport, transfer, harbor or receive forced labor or Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, or members of other persecuted groups out of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The entities are:
- Xinjiang Tianmian Foundation Textile Co., Ltd.
- Xinjiang Tianshan Wool Textile Co. Ltd.
- Xinjiang Zhongtai Group Co. Ltd.
For additional details, see DHS’ Federal Register Notice. This brings the total number of entities designated on the UFLPA Entity List to 27. Since enforcement of the UFLPA began in June 2022, Customs and Border Protections (CBP) has reviewed more than 5,300 shipments valued at more than $1.8 billion under the UFLPA. For background information on the UFLPA, see Thompson Hine’s International Trade Update of June 2022.