CBP Will Take 'Scalpel Approach' In Enforcing Xinjiang Bans
By Alex Lawson (January 27, 2021, 5:15 PM EST) -- A U.S. Customs and Border Protection official said Wednesday that the agency will take a "scalpel approach" as it enforces import bans on goods from China's Xinjiang region over forced labor concerns, nodding to the difficulty businesses face in vetting their supply chains.
In its final days, the Trump administration issued a regionwide ban on imports of cotton and apparel from Xinjiang, the latest in a series of restriction meant to punish China for its alleged mistreatment of Uighurs and other Muslim minority groups. The order, while politically popular, has sent retailers and apparel brands scrambling to ensure that their sourcing...
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