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Reactions to Volkswagen Labor Rights Story

As a follow-up to a recent piece on Volkswagen products being caught up by the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), there have been several reactions that are worth noting.

Chinese Solar Company Files Complaint against U.S. Customs Withhold Release Order

Hoshine Silicon (Jia Xing) Industry Co., Ltd. filed a complaint at the U.S. Court of International Trade against various U.S. government entities and officials, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), related to a forced labor Withhold Release Order (WRO)

Volkswagen Luxury Brands Held up in U.S. Ports Due to Forced Labor Issues

News reports indicate that certain Volkswagen luxury brands have seen imports into the U.S. held up at ports due to concerns about components made in Xinjiang using forced labor.

Update on UFLPA Implementation

The Biden administration released an update to an advisory on Xinjiang supply chains this week and also added three more entities to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Entity List. The bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China expressed support for the Entity List move.

New U.S. Data Shows Over A Quarter of Detained Chinese Shipments Have Been Denied Entry under UFLPA

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released enforcement data for the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), showing the number of detained shipments from China and the rest of the world. So far U.S. customs officials have detained a total of US$961 million worth of products from

UFLPA Enforcement Targets Aluminum Products

Reports suggest that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has taken recent actions against imports of aluminum from the Xinjiang region, although the import volumes affected are likely to be small.

U.S. Customs Agency Reports on Labor Enforcement Action

In a piece last week entitled "Implementing the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act: A Challenge Worth the Effort," U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) wrote for its online magazine about an enforcement action under the the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) related to imports of red
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