Pursuant to a Federal Register Notice posted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), effective December 11, 2023, three entities have been added to the UFLPA Entity List. These entities have been identified by DHS as entities working 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:

  • Anhui Xinya New Materials Co., Ltd. (formerly known as Chaohu Youngor Color Spinning Technology Co., Ltd. and Chaohu Xinya Color Spinning Technology Co., Ltd.);
  • COFCO Sugar Holdings Co., Ltd.; and,
  • Sichuan Jingweida Technology Group Co., Ltd. (also known as Sichuan Mianyang Jingweida Technology Co., Ltd. and JWD Technology; and formerly known as Mianyang High-tech Zone Jingweida Technology Co., Ltd.).

Notably, two of these entities are located outside of the Xinjiang region. As a result of being placed on the UFLPA Entity List, effective December 11, 2023, goods produced by these three entities will be restricted from entering the United States as a result of the companies’ participation in business practices that target members of persecuted groups, including Uyghur minorities in China. Additional information on these companies and the scope of products each may produce is available in a DHS press release.

For general background information on the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), see Thompson Hine’s International Trade Update of June 2022.