US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)—are collaborating to protect the integrity of domestic textile markets and hold perpetrators accountable for Customs violations.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has initiated this collaboration to combat illicit trade for the American textile industry—which accounts for more than 500,000 US jobs and is considered critical to US national security.

The Strategy

  1. Intensified targeting of small package shipments
  2. Joint trade special operations
  3. Increased Customs audits
  4. Foreign verifications
  5. The expansion of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Entity List

DHS has already begun implementation of this plan, building on ongoing efforts to ensure compliance. Textile enforcement has been a longstanding priority trade issue for DHS. CBP and HSI will continually learn from enforcement results and consider additional actions, as necessary. For more information, reach out to Mohawk Global Trade Advisors.

By Clarissa Chiclana

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