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Movement of Forced Labor Detained Cargo for Storage

Importers or their authorized filers may submit a request to the Port Director at which their cargo is detained pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1307 (e.g., Withhold Release Orders, Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, and Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act) to move their detained cargo to a customs bonded warehouse for storage pending resolution by CBP or the importer.

The Port Director has the authority to approve or deny the request and will do so based on the circumstances at their port.  If the Port Director approves the request, where appropriate, the importer or their authorized filers can update the entry type from a formal entry (e.g. Entry Type 01) to a bonded warehouse entry (Entry Type 21).  If the Port Director denies the request, then no changes should be made to the original entry.

Importers or their authorized filers may not move detained goods suspected of being made with forced labor into a Foreign Trade Zone for storage.

For questions related to submission of movement of cargo, please contact the detaining port of entry.

For questions related to foreign trade zone, please contact the Foreign Trade Zone Program at cscwarehousing@cbp.dhs.gov.

For questions related to this guidance, please contact the Forced Labor Division at forcedlabor@cbp.dhs.gov.

Source: U.S. Canada Border Protection (CBP)

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