Withhold Release Order

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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. 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

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. "based on information reasonably indicating that Hoshine uses forced labor to manufacture silica-based products." This WRO

Two Recent Biden Administration Actions Against Forced Labor in Fishing

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
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