A cotton picker working in Yuli county in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. The US government considers cotton products from the Chinese region to be high-risk for forced labour. Photo: Xinhua
A cotton picker working in Yuli county in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. The US government considers cotton products from the Chinese region to be high-risk for forced labour. Photo: Xinhua

Xinjiang exports to US hit two-year high despite Uygur Forced Labour Prevention Act taking effect

  • Industry observers surprised by leap in reported shipments for July, as many believed number would plummet to near zero after law took effect in June
  • Importers now required to rebut presumption all goods from the tightly controlled far-west region of China are tainted by forced labour

A cotton picker working in Yuli county in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. The US government considers cotton products from the Chinese region to be high-risk for forced labour. Photo: Xinhua
A cotton picker working in Yuli county in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. The US government considers cotton products from the Chinese region to be high-risk for forced labour. Photo: Xinhua
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