DHS Adds Three Parties to the UFLPA Entity List

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By: Arthur Bodek

On June 11, 2024, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced the addition of three companies to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Entity List. The UFLPA creates four categories of covered entities. All of the new additions fall within the category covering entities working with the government of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) to recruit, transport, transfer, harbor or receive forced labor or Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, or members of other persecuted groups out of the XUAR.

By statute, goods, mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part in the XUAR or produced by an entity on one of the UFLPA lists are subject to a rebuttable presumption that they were made using forced labor and are inadmissible.

The three new additions to the entity list, effective June 12th, are:

  • Dongguan Oasis Shoes Co., Ltd. (also known as Dongguan Oasis Shoe Industry Co. Ltd.; Dongguan Luzhou Shoes Co., Ltd.; Dongguan Lvzhou Shoes Co., Ltd.)
  • Shandong Meijia Group Co., Ltd. (also known as Rizhao Meijia Group)
  • Xinjiang Shenhuo Coal and Electricity Co., Ltd.

Since the UFLPA was signed into law, 68 entities have been added to the UFLPA Entity List involving various product sectors. Future additions to the list will be considered. A procedure also is available whereby parties may request their removal from the entity list.

Please do not hesitate to contact any of our attorneys for further information on the above or any other aspect of UFLPA compliance.