US bans imports from China's Xinjiang region

After a forced labor law was passed and signed by Joe Biden last year, the USA prohibited all products made in western China's Xinjiang region.

For imports from Xinjiang, where rights organizations claim Uyghurs and other minorities have experienced a wide range of human rights violations, the US already has a number of limitations in place.

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will now obstruct any imports made in the region under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act in 2021.

Additionally, products made by corporations outside the area that have connections to businesses in Xinjiang or the Xinjiang government will be blocked.

If importers want to resume their imports, they must provide authorities with "clear and convincing evidence" that the commodities were not made using forced labor.

The restriction, according to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, emphasizes the Biden administration's dedication to eliminating all forms of forced labor.

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