On January 28, 2022, in two Federal Register Notices, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued forced labor findings on Sime Darby palm oil from Malaysia and Taiwanese Da Wang fishing vessel. The notices determine that “certain palm oil and derivative products made whole or in part with palm oil produced by Sime Darby Plantation Berhad, its subsidiaries, and joint ventures” and “certain seafood [that] has been harvested by the Da Wang fishing vessel with the use of convict, forced or indentured labor, and is being, or is likely to be, imported into the United States.” CBP may detain all covered merchandise effective January 28, 2022. The findings also apply to merchandise imported prior to January 28, 2022, that has not been released from CBP custody.
The Sime Darby palm oil notice can be found here:
The Da Wang fishing vessel notice can be found here: