Labor Rights

Total 49 Posts

Republican Lawmakers Raise Concerns About Imports of Red Dates from Xinjiang

A group of Republican members of Congress is asking U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Treasury for answers about how red dates from Xinjiang are being sold in the U.S. market despite concerns about labor rights abuses in Xinjiang.

Two Months In, What's the Impact of the U.S. UFLPA?

The U.S. Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which took effect earlier in the summer, imposes legal obligations that some experts have described as "very difficult, sometimes near impossible" to satisfy. Serving as a near embargo on imports of goods sourced from Xinjiang, the law not only affects trade activities

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Publication of Uyghur Forced Labor Entity List, Details for Revisions

A U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) notice that was published today sets out a list of entities subject to a rebuttable presumption that the goods they mine, produce, or manufacture are made with forced labor. Unless the presumption is rebutted, the goods would be prohibited from importation into

UK Parliament Discussions Raise China Forced Labor, Security Issues

Last week, the UK Parliament had separate discussions of two big issues related to China trade, forced labor and security, in which members of Parliament raised concerns and called for action.

Solar CVD Review Raises Forced Labor Issues

In an annual review of a long-standing countervailing duty order on solar products, the petitioner in the case has made allegations that Chinese government actions related to forced labor should lead to a finding by the U.S. Commerce Department that a countervailable subsidy exists.

U.S. House Members Press Biden Administration on Forced Labor Law

Earlier this week, Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) and six House colleagues wrote a letter urging the Biden administration to "aggressively enforce" the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) and "provide Congress with additional information on how the law is being applied to Chinese solar companies."
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