Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act – Meant to Keep China Slave Cotton Out of U.S. – Goes into Effect

Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act – Meant to Keep China Slave Cotton Out of U.S. – Goes into Effect


Tuesday marked the implementation of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), which passed Congress last year and was signed into law by President Joe Biden in December 2021.

The law is expected to deal a major blow to the Chinese cotton and textile industries and perhaps to the wobbling Chinese economy as a whole.

The law establishes a presumption that all products from China’s Xinjiang province are tainted with forced labor, a crime against humanity perpetrated by the Chinese government against the Uyghur Muslims, and bans importing such products into the United States. Importers are required to document their supply chains in detail to prove their components and raw materials were not made with forced labor.

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention

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