Important Notice - Forced Labor Policy Change

March 15, 2023

As an action to strengthen the existing prohibition against the importation of goods mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part with forced labor in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), especially in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region; effective March 18, 2023, the following MANDATORY information must be present on all commercial invoices used for customs clearance of commercial goods.

  • The full name, address, and postal code of the ORIGINAL Manufacturer.
  • The name and information of other entities where purchases were made by Importers through selling agents, and middlemen companies will NO longer be accepted – the seller MUST list the ORIGINAL manufacturer and their full name, address, and postal code on the commercial invoice(s).
  • Import documentation that fails to contain the above information will subject the shipment(s) to detention.


Any ORIGINAL Manufacturer found to be in violation of forced labor laws will subject the shipment(s) to detention and exclusion authorities under 19 U.S.C. 1499, and seizure authorities under 19 U.S.C. 1595a(c).