America bans 26 Chinese textile companies

Joe Biden administration cites measures against forced labor in manufacturing of goods and “genocide” against Uighurs

US Department of Homeland Security announced Involvement of 26 Chinese companies in the textile sector this Thursday (May 16, 2024) UFLPA (Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Law Entity List), What Bans the export of goods from entities that allegedly use forced Uyghur labor in the manufacturing of products.

The United States and other Western countries accuse China of doing “Massacre” and the systematic persecution of Muslim minorities in the region, primarily the Uyghur ethnic group. Xinjiang, in northwestern China, is where the cotton used by sanctioned companies is planted.

The UFLPA is effective through 2021 and is a US legislative effort to cut off funding for activities based on the forced labor of Uyghurs.

The measure, which now increases the number of companies on the list to more than 80, aims to ensure that US companies can verify their supply chains and avoid importing products derived from forced labor.

US Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas highlighted the importance of the measure.

“Today’s announcement strengthens our enforcement of the UFLPA and requires companies to verify the origin of their products to prevent products produced as a result of forced labor from entering our territory”he said in a statement.

With this measure, the United States tries to combat the exploitation of workers in China and ensure that products imported into the country respect human rights.

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