UFLPA Region Alert Effective March 18

  • 행: 1월 27, 2023
  • 영향을 받는 지역: 북미
  • 보안 권고문 유형: 관세

Dear Valued Customer,


On March 18, 2023, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will begin implementing the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Region Alert enhancement into the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). The enhancement will require a valid postal code to be reported at time of cargo release if the manufacturer’s country of origin is China.


On January 26, 2023, CBP published the UFLPA ACE Enhancement Region Alert Information Notice for Trade (cbp.gov) and stated that the enhancement “will provide an early notification to importers of goods that may have been produced in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) which would be subject to UFLPA restrictions per H.R. 6256.” 


Three new validations will be performed when the following information is presented at time of entry:

  • The People’s Republic of China (CN) is selected as a manufacturer’s country of origin for entry,
  • CN is selected as a manufacturer’s country of origin when a Manufacturer Identification Code (MID) is created, or
  • An existing MID with Country of Origin ‘CN’ is updated.


The new validations will require a postal code to be transmitted for manufacturers from China. Users will receive an error message if the postal code provided is not a valid Chinese postal code. A warning message be returned to the user when a Uyghur region postal code was provided. Under UFLPA, merchandise is not entitled to entry into the United States and has a rebuttable presumption that those goods were “mined, produced or manufactured wholly or in part by forced labor.”


Additional information and resources are below:


Thank you for being our Valued Customer. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your C.H. Robinson commercial representative for further information.




C.H. Robinson