U.S. CBP to deploy Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Region Alert enhancement to ACE

UFLPA Region Alert enhancement will be deployed to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) on March 18, 2023.

U.S. CBP to deploy enhancement to Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Region Alert enhancement will be deployed to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) on March 18, 2023.

Read the trade user information notice [PDF 250 KB] (last updated January 26, 2023)


The UFLPA was signed into law in December 2021 (Pub. L. No. 117-78) and implemented on June 21, 2022. It supports CBP’s forced labor enforcement authorities and establishes a rebuttable presumption that all goods, wares, articles, and merchandise mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part in the Xinjiang region of China, or by entities identified by the U.S. government on a UFLPA entities list, are prohibited from entry into the United States.

Changes for trade users

The UFLPA Region Alert will add three new validations to ACE in specific applications:

  • 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 Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region postal code is provided.

The specific applications affected will be:

  • Cargo Release (SE) application (only for the manufacturer (MF) party and only when the country is reported as China (CN) in the SE36 and/or SE56 record)
  • Manufacturer Identification Code ($I) application (when creating or updating a manufacturer identification code with a city located in China (CN)).

The enhancement will provide the ability to update an existing MID with a postal code.

For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs services:

Doug Zuvich
Partner and Global Practice Leader
E: dzuvich@kpmg.com

John L. McLoughlin
Principal and East Coast Leader
E: jlmcloughlin@kpmg.com

Andy Siciliano
Partner and National Practice Leader
E: asiciliano@kpmg.com

Steve Brotherton
Principal and Global Export and Sanctions Leader
E: sbrotherton@kpmg.com

Luis (Lou) Abad
Principal, Washington National Tax
E: labad@kpmg.com

Irina Vaysfeld
E: ivaysfeld@kpmg.com

Amie Ahanchian
E: aahanchian@kpmg.com

Christopher Young
E: christopheryoung@kpmg.com

Gisele Belotto
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George Zaharatos
E: gzaharatos@kpmg.com

Andy Doornaert
Managing Director
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Jessica Libby
E: jlibby@kpmg.com

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