New CBP Entry Requirements for Certain China Imports

As you may recall, in October, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) announced that it would require additional information for all entries containing China-origin articles.  Specifically, CBP stated the Manufacturer Identification Code (“MID”) associated with any China-origin articles would need to include the manufacturer’s postal code so that the system could scan it against postal codes in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.  This was postponed to discuss various issues and factors that had not been considered or addressed with the industry stakeholders. 

Based on those discussions, CBP advised that, on March 18, 2023, it will implement the (new and improved) UFLPA Region Alert enhancement in ACE.  The goal remains the same – to use XUAR postal codes to flag entries of possible concern under the UFLPA. 

Companies that import articles from China should be ready for implementation on March 18, 2023, by ensuring that you have the postal codes associated with any shipments of China-origin goods where the MID is an entity in China. 

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