An Evolved U.S. Regulatory Landscape
Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) compliance requires that companies complete due diligence on high-risk materials entering the U.S. market, like cotton and polysilicon, to prove they are not sourced from the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China.
Without a system to collect and validate this supply chain data, your market access is at risk.
New Data Challenges for Importers
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data, like forced labor analysis, has grown from a “nice to have” to a “must-have.” But collecting UFLPA compliance data presents all sorts of challenges:
- Forced labor is often not self-disclosed, requiring additional screening
- Suppliers often have low ESG maturity
- Data can be full of gaps
The Worst Risks Are Hidden in Your Supply Chain
Complex supply chains can hide forced labor and human rights violations.
Suppliers in high-risk regions might lack the program maturity they need to provide you with UFLPA compliance data and may require extra support and education.
American-Chinese trade relations make asking for forced labor data even more complicated.
UFLPA Handbook: How to Prevent Supply Chain Disruption
This handbook provides an overview of the UFLPA, the requirements facing manufacturers, and the penalties associated with non-compliance. Key topics include:
- An overview of the UFLPA
- How the UFLPA will affect manufacturers
- The UFLPA’s due diligence requirements
- The importance of supply chain transparency to maintain UFLPA compliance
A Streamlined UFLPA Compliance Solution
Assent’s solution lets you see deeper into your supply chain and collect data on high-risk materials, delivering a 360-degree view of your risks.
You get automated ESG surveys, supplier education, a reporting dashboard, and expert supplier screening, streamlining compliance and allowing you to meet requirements with confidence.
Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act FAQ
To comply with the UFLPA, companies must understand the hidden forced labor risks in their supply chain and collect due diligence data on key materials. Here are answers to some frequently asked UFLPA questions
The U.S. Congress enacted the UFLPA to combat the Chinese government’s
systematic use of forced labor in the XUAR and prevent goods produced in whole or in part through this system from entering the U.S., including cotton and polysilicon.
The UFLPA bill passed in the House of Representatives and the Senate in early 2021. President Biden signed it into law on December 23, 2021. The act went into effect on June 21, 2022, 180 days after it was signed into law
The UFLPA creates a rebuttable presumption that goods mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part in the XUAR were made with forced labor and are therefore ineligible to enter the U.S. Companies must perform supply chain due diligence to collect compliance data.
The UFLPA Entity List, compiled by the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force (FLETF), contains known entities in the XUAR that mine, produce, or manufacture any articles using forced labor. Assent’s Enhanced Supplier Screening solution helps you check if any of your suppliers are on the UFLPA Entity List.
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