DHS moves to block products made using forced labor in China from entering US

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From THEHILL.COM

The Department of Homeland Security on Monday issued five orders blocking the importation of products the department said were produced by forced labor in China.

“Today’s Withhold Release Orders send a clear message to the international community that we will not tolerate the illicit, inhumane, and exploitative practices of forced labor in U. S. supply chains,” acting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan said in a statement.

The orders apply to products made at several facilities in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region that DHS has designated as either internment camps or staffed by forced labor. Products manufactured at the sites include hair products, apparel, cotton and computer parts, according to DHS.

“The series of actions CBP has taken against imports from China demonstrates the pervasive use of unethical and inhumane labor conditions in China, and CBP will not turn a blind eye,” Brenda Smith, executive assi... (Read more)