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US bans cotton & tomato products from China

Updated: January 14, 2021 12:39 pm
United States has banned entry of cotton and tomato products from China’s Xinjiang region amid allegations that detainee or prison labour from Uyghurs went into making them. According to US Customs and Border Protection (CPB), it will detain cotton and tomato products produced in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region at all US ports of entry.

The ban, also known as a Withhold Release Order (WRO), was imposed following the emergence of reports indicating that the products were manufactured using forced labour from detained Uyghurs. The products banned include apparel, textiles, tomato seeds, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, and other goods made with cotton and tomatoes.

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