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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 months, and news reports have added another Chinese company into the mix.
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), sent a letter to Acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Troy Miller "seeking information on whether
As we reported 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. On June 24, the Department of Homeland
On June 24, the Department of Homeland Security announced that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a Withhold Release Order (WRO) on imports from the Chinese company Hoshine Silicon Industry Co. Ltd. "based on information reasonably indicating that Hoshine uses forced labor to manufacture silica-based products." This WRO
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