Trump Bans Xinjiang Cotton, Tomatoes Over Labor Concerns

Law360 (January 13, 2021, 5:11 PM EST) -- The Trump administration on Wednesday banned imports of all cotton and tomato products from China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, escalating its pressure campaign against Beijing over reports of forced labor in the northwest territory.

The ban will cover all cotton and tomato products imported from Xinjiang as well as finished goods made from the products, such as clothing and tomato seeds, officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security told reporters.

The move "sends a clear message to producers in Xinjiang and importers that DHS will not tolerate forced labor of any kind in supply chains," said acting DHS Deputy Secretary...

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