US ‘forced labour’ law bans goods from China’s Xinjiang region

Joe Biden

Imports from Xinjiang barred. Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act came into force on Tuesday.

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All goods from Xinjiang, where China has established detention camps for Uighurs, are now barred from import to the US.
The United States is rallying allies against forced labour in China’s Xinjiang as it begins implementing a law that bans goods from a region where Washington says Beijing is committing genocide against Uighurs and other Muslim groups.
US Customs and Border Protection started on Tuesday to enforce the “Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act”, which US President Joe Biden signed into law in December.
“We are rallying our allies and partners to make global supply chains free from the use of forced labour, to speak out against atrocities in Xinjiang, and to join us in calling on the government of the PRC [People’s Republic of China] to immediately end atrocities and human rights abuses, including forced labour,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement on Tuesday.
“Together with our interagency partners, we will continue to engage companies to remind them of US legal obligations,” Blinken said.

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