Workers pile cotton at a ginning plant in Xayar County in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. The US banned all imports of cotton and tomato products originating in the region on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua Workers pile cotton at a ginning plant in Xayar County in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. The US banned all imports of cotton and tomato products originating in the region on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
Workers pile cotton at a ginning plant in Xayar County in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. The US banned all imports of cotton and tomato products originating in the region on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua

US-China decoupling

US bans all imports of cotton and tomato products from Xinjiang, citing allegations of forced labour

  • Effective immediately, the measure applies to goods shipped from Xinjiang as well as products from outside the region using its resources
  • US companies annually import around 1.5 billion garments containing Xinjiang cotton, representing sales of more than US$20 billion, a watchdog group says

Topic |   US-China decoupling
Workers pile cotton at a ginning plant in Xayar County in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. The US banned all imports of cotton and tomato products originating in the region on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua Workers pile cotton at a ginning plant in Xayar County in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. The US banned all imports of cotton and tomato products originating in the region on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
Workers pile cotton at a ginning plant in Xayar County in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. The US banned all imports of cotton and tomato products originating in the region on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
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