US President Joe Biden has signed into law the Uygur Forced Labour Prevention Act, which will effectively ban all imports from the Xinjiang region. Photo: Getty Images/TNS
US President Joe Biden has signed into law the Uygur Forced Labour Prevention Act, which will effectively ban all imports from the Xinjiang region. Photo: Getty Images/TNS

US President Joe Biden signs Xinjiang forced-labour bill into law

  • The ban on imports from Xinjiang will go into effect in June, with disruptions to the global supply chain likely
  • Law creates a ‘rebuttable presumption’ that all goods sourced wholly or in part in Xinjiang are tainted by the use of forced labour in their production

Topic |   US-China relations
US President Joe Biden has signed into law the Uygur Forced Labour Prevention Act, which will effectively ban all imports from the Xinjiang region. Photo: Getty Images/TNS
US President Joe Biden has signed into law the Uygur Forced Labour Prevention Act, which will effectively ban all imports from the Xinjiang region. Photo: Getty Images/TNS
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