More trouble ahead

“Our steps to implement the Uighur Law on time and on a tight schedule is a sign of this administration’s strong commitment to ruling out forced labour, which is a cancer.”


Robert Silvers, an undersecretary at the US Department of Homeland Security, comments on new rules that came into force from Tuesday blocking imports from China’s Xinjiang region. The assumption, notes the Wall Street Journal, is that goods produced in Xinjiang may have been made with forced labour. The burden of proof is now on the importer to demonstrate that this is not the case.

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