China is the world’s top tomato producer and Xinjiang is the hub of domestic production thanks to numerous geographic and climate advantages. Photo: Xinhua
China is the world’s top tomato producer and Xinjiang is the hub of domestic production thanks to numerous geographic and climate advantages. Photo: Xinhua
Xinjiang

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Why has the US ban on Xinjiang’s tomato exports had such limited effect?

  • Tomato products from Xinjiang were designated by Washington as ‘high-risk’ under the Uygur Forced Labour Prevention Act
  • But the industry has proved remarkably resilient because it does not rely on American imports, and exports to about 80 countries

China is the world’s top tomato producer and Xinjiang is the hub of domestic production thanks to numerous geographic and climate advantages. Photo: Xinhua
China is the world’s top tomato producer and Xinjiang is the hub of domestic production thanks to numerous geographic and climate advantages. Photo: Xinhua
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