Updated Forced Labor Entity List Available
On June 12, 2023, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), on behalf of the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force, published an updated Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Entity List.
The updated list contains the addition of two entities and eight subsidiaries.
- Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co. Ltd.; and
- Ninestar Corporation and its eight Zhuhai-based subsidiaries, which include Zhuhai Ninestar Information Technology Co. Ltd., Zhuhai Pantum Electronics Co. Ltd., Zhuhai Apex Microelectronics Co., Ltd., Geehy Semiconductor Co., Ltd., Zhuhai Pu-Tech Industrial Co., Ltd., Zhuhai G&G Digital Technology Co., Ltd., Zhuhai Seine Printing Technology Co., Ltd., and Zhuhai Ninestar Management Co., Ltd.
Parties are added to the list for working with the government of Xinjiang to recruit, transport, transfer, harbor, or receive forced labor or Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, or members of other persecuted groups out of Xinjiang.
We recommend that U.S. importers vet their supply chains for goods made with forced labor. Importing goods made by forced labor is prohibited.
Read More: Federal Register 2023-12481
Beginning on June 21, 2022, the UFLPA requires the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to apply a rebuttable presumption that goods mined, produced, or manufactured by entities on the UFLPA Entity List are made with forced labor and, therefore, prohibited from importation into the United States under 19 U.S.C. 1307.