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Three new companies have been added to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) entities list. As of today, goods produced by or incorporating inputs from the following suppliers will be subject to import restrictions under UFLPA:

  • Xinjiang Zhongtai Group Co. Ltd, a Xinjiang headquartered producer and seller of PVC, viscose fiber and yarns, calcium carbide, and other products.
  • Xinjiang Tianshan Wool Textile Co. Ltd., a Xinjiang headquartered producer and seller of cashier and wool garments, velvet, and other textile products.
  • Xinjiang Tianmian Foundation Textile Co, a Xinjiang headquartered producer of yarn and textile products.

Merchandise imported from companies on the entities list carries a presumption of forced labor and will be detained. Importers can overcome this presumption by providing “clear and convincing evidence” that the merchandise was not mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part by forced labor. The Information on Goods detained under this rebuttable presumption may be held for 30 days before Customs initiates a seizure. Other companies on the entities list can be found here.

Goods produced or including components produced by forced labor have long been denied importation into the US. UFLPA, which was signed into law in June of 2022, targets goods from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China.

 

Best Regards,

Sam McClure, LCB

Director of Compliance & Customs Services

 

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Meet one of CVI’s Customs Brokerage & Compliance experts, Sam McClure:

Sam serves as Director, Compliance and Customs Services for CVI. He serves as CVI’s corporate compliance officer and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of our Customs related services, including growth.

Sam started his career in 1977 with Waters Shipping Company in Charlotte, NC. He began as a document runner, soon becoming a leader in operations and customer service for the branch. Sam, along with Linda Masten, founded Central Carolina Shipping Inc. in 1983 as an independent Customs Brokerage firm where he served as Vice President for 26 years. Sam and Linda grew Central Carolina into a successful and highly respected member of the Carolinas trade community. When Charlotte opened their local chapter of the IFFCBA Sam was part of the organizing group and he headed the Customs committee for several years. Sam obtained his Customs Brokers License in 1984 and remained with Central Carolina until the company was acquired by CVI in 2009.

At CVI, Sam has held several positions in both the operations and sales departments. As an expert in U.S. Customs regulations, Sam is often called upon on to provide guidance to importers on Customs compliance issues. He makes regular presentations on matters related to importation and broader regulatory compliance.

– Sam McClure, LCB, Director of Compliance & Customs Services, CVI
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