The US House of Representatives passed legislation that would ban imports from China’s Xinjiang region unless corporations can provide “clear and convincing evidence” that the products were not made using forced labor.
The US House of Representatives Wednesday voted 428-1 to ban imports from the Xinjiang region of China where authorities have been accused of running forced labor and concentration camps as well as committing acts of genocide against the Uyghur Muslim minority.
The “Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act” would ban imports from Xinjiang unless the US government can determine the products in were not made with forced labor.
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China denies rights abuses are taking place and instead insists Uyghurs have been relocated to re-education camps.
What does the bill say?
The bill creates a “rebuttable presumption” that all goods produced in Xinjiang were made using forced labor.
Corporations must be able to offer “clear and convincing evidence” that products from Xinjiang did not use forced labor during production.