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CSMS# 55505234 – Deploying on March 18, 2023, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Alert Enhancements will require three new validations to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) for goods that may be coming into the United States from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China. 

The validations are as follows: 

Postal code will be a required field.

  • Users will receive an error message if the postal code provided is not a valid Chinese postal code.
  • Users will receive a warning message when a XUAR region postal code is provided.

Coppersmith wants our customers to know that this means everyone who imports from China must have their shippers’ and suppliers’ zip codes in China on their invoices, or we cannot clear Customs.

These requirements are critical to support the mission of battling against forced labor. An abhorrent practice, we at Coppersmith are on deck to help you determine if you need more information on your invoices or assist in confirming your suppliers are not located in the XUAR. If you have concerns about the origin of your freight, talk to Coppersmith today and ensure your documents and sources are in proper order.

Bud Coppersmith

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