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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 dates from

Enforcement of New U.S. Forced Labor Law To Begin; Task Force Publishes Strategy Document

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

Importers of Chain Saw Chains and Blades from China Settle Tariff Misclassification Complaint

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.

Chinese Solar Panel Maker Responds To Reports of Blocked Shipments

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

Members of Congress Press U.S. Customs on Cotton Imports Tied to Forced Labor

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 []

Imports of Chinese Solar Company's Products Held Up By U.S. Customs Due To Labor Rights Concerns

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 [https://www.

New U.S. Actions Related to Forced Labor in Xinjiang in the Solar Sector

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. [http:
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