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Uighur Forced Labour Prevention Act 2021



The "Uighur Forced Labor Prevention Act 2021" prohibits the importation of goods produced with forced labor in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of China. The act requires companies to disclose their efforts to identify and eliminate forced labor in their supply chains, and provides for the imposition of sanctions against individuals and entities found to be involved in forced labor in the region. The act also establishes a rebuttable presumption that all goods produced in the Xinjiang region are made with forced labor, and requires U.S. Customs and Border Protection to seize any goods suspected of being produced with forced labor. The Uighur Forced Labor Prevention Act 2021 is intended to combat the use of forced labor in the production of goods, particularly in the textile and apparel industry, and to hold accountable those responsible for these practices. It is also intended to raise awareness of human rights abuses against the Uighur Muslim minority in China.


United States




North America

Issuer (type)

Senate (Government)

Instrument type


Disclosure instrument


Geographical scope


Mandatory or voluntary


Text analysis

    • Moderate 0.86%
    • Low 0.00%
    • S focus: forced labor, human rights, children
    • G focus: forced labor, human rights, accountability
    • Accommodation, Construction, Finance, Manufacturing, Real estate, Retail trade