Proposal to be made public just before European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s annual State of the Union address next week. Photo:  dpa
Proposal to be made public just before European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s annual State of the Union address next week. Photo: dpa

EU to propose ban on forced labour goods amid pushback over China’s alleged Xinjiang abuses

  • European Commission hopes its risk-based proposal can rid the market of tainted goods without flouting global trade rules
  • Model differs from Washington’s approach of banning Xinjiang imports outright on suspicions of forced labour

Proposal to be made public just before European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s annual State of the Union address next week. Photo:  dpa
Proposal to be made public just before European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s annual State of the Union address next week. Photo: dpa
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