US issues restrictions on import of Xinjiang cotton and apparel products, citing forced labour

//US issues restrictions on import of Xinjiang cotton and apparel products, citing forced labour

US issues restrictions on import of Xinjiang cotton and apparel products, citing forced labour

The US government has announced new restrictions on the import of products, especially cotton and apparel, from China‘s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, citing concerns over the alleged widespread use of forced labour there.The announcement was made by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency on Monday, and came in the form of five separate Withhold Release Orders (WRO).Moreover, Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan told reporters: “These are not the first WROs the…

Article by [author-name] (c) South China Morning Post - Read full story here.

By | 2020-09-14T21:40:46+00:00 September 14th, 2020|Business|Comments Off on US issues restrictions on import of Xinjiang cotton and apparel products, citing forced labour