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Three Chinese Companies added to the UFLPA Entity List

By In USA Trade Alerts On 8th December 2023

On December 8, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the addition of three companies based in the People’s Republic of China to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Entity List (UFLPA). There are now a total of 30 companies listed that are associated with the use of forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

Effective December 11, 2023, goods produced by the following companies will be restricted from entering the U.S.:

  • COFCO Sugar Holding Co. Ltd
    • Produces various agricultural products, including sugar, fruit (including tomatoes), and vegetable processing.
  • Sichuan Jingweida Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    • Produces magnetic devices including network transformers, network filters, power transformers, inductors, radio frequency filters, and other devices.
  • Anhui Xinya New Materials Co., Ltd.
    • Produces functional fibers, special fiber yarns, other textile materials made with hemp and materials made with cotton, wool, Tencel, and other products.

What is the UFLPA Entity List?

A list of entities related to goods associated with forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

  • Entities in Xinjiang that mine, produce, or manufacture wholly or in part any goods, wares, articles and merchandise with forced labor Section 2(d)(2)(B)(i)
  • Entities 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 Section 2(d)(2)(B)(ii)
  • entities that exported products described in clause (iii) from the PRC into the United States
    Section 2(d)(2)(B)(iv)
  • Facilities and entities, including the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, that source material from Xinjiang or from persons working with the government of Xinjiang or the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps for purposes of the ‘‘poverty alleviation’’ program or the ‘‘pairing-assistance’’ program or any other government-labor scheme that uses forced labor
    Section 2(d)(2)(B)(v)

Additional information can be found on the Federal Register notice.

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