The United States blocked four companies and a manufacturing facility located in China’s Xinjiang region Monday from shipping any of their products to the U.S. because of their suspected use of forced labor.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued five “Withhold Release Orders” (WRO) on imports from companies that produce cotton, clothing and computer parts in the Xinjiang region of China, according to the Associated Press (AP). CBP said the Chinese government engages in “systemic human rights abuses against the Uyghur people and other ethnic and religious minorities,” according to an official statement.
“By taking this action, DHS is combating illegal and inhumane forced labor, a type of modern slavery, used to make goods that the Chinese government then tries to import into the United States,” acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli said, per the CBP statement.
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