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On June 21, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will begin to enforce the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), which prohibits, pursuant to Section 307 of the Tariff Act of 1930, the importation of any goods, wares, articles, and merchandise mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced a settlement with U.S. importers that were accused of mis-stating the tariff classification of Chinese chain saw chains and blades in order to avoid the high Section 301 tariffs imposed by the Trump administration and continued under the Biden administration.
Tensions continue over allegations of the use of forced labor in Chinese solar panel production and blocked shipments to the United States as a result. U.S. Customs officials have been looking into this issue closely in recent [https://www.chinatrademonitor.com/new-u-s-actions-related-to-forced-labor-in-xinjiang-in-the-solar-sector/] months [https://www.chinatrademonitor.com/chinese-solar-companys-products-held-up-by-u-s-customs/] , and
Yesterday, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Chris Smith (R-NJ), who are all part of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) [https://www.cecc.gov/], sent a letter [https://www.rubio.senate.gov//public/index.cfm/press-releases?ContentRecord_id=4CCECC26-AC84-49EE-85F6-64FE12376347]
As we reported [https://www.chinatrademonitor.com/new-u-s-actions-related-to-forced-labor-in-xinjiang-in-the-solar-sector/] a couple months ago, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has been blocking shipments of some imports of solar products on the basis of ties to forced labor in China. Some details have emerged for one company in particular, JinkoSolar [https://www.
On June 24, the Department of Homeland Security announced [https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/department-homeland-security-issues-withhold-release-order-silica] that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a Withhold Release Order [https://www.cbp.gov/trade/programs-administration/forced-labor/withhold-release-orders-and-findings] (WRO) on imports from the Chinese company Hoshine Silicon Industry Co. Ltd. [http:
Last week, the Biden administration took two separate actions related to forced labor in commercial fishing. The first action was by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), and directly targeted Chinese practices with an import ban on certain products tied to a particular Chinese company. The second action was