Withhold Release Order
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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
Kerry Meeting with Chinese Officials Discusses Climate Change Cooperation and U.S. Import Restrictions on Solar Products
U.S. climate envoy John Kerry was in China last week to meet with Chinese officials on issues related to climate change, in advance of the November UN climate conference. The meetings did not make much progress in this area, however, and China took the opportunity to criticize U.S.
Congressional Discussion of the Effectiveness of Section 307 against Imports of Goods from China Made with Forced Labor
On July 21, the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee held a hearing on "The Global Challenge of Forced Labor in Supply Chains: Strengthening Enforcement and Protecting Workers." Among the many issues discussed at the hearing related to forced labor in various countries, one of the issues that came up
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