Cotton harveters in a field in northwest China‘s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous r. On Wednesday, the US said it would block the import of all cotton products made by the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, citing concerns the entity is responsible for widespread use of forced labour. Photo: Xinhua Cotton harveters in a field in northwest China‘s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous r. On Wednesday, the US said it would block the import of all cotton products made by the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, citing concerns the entity is responsible for widespread use of forced labour. Photo: Xinhua
Cotton harveters in a field in northwest China‘s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous r. On Wednesday, the US said it would block the import of all cotton products made by the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, citing concerns the entity is responsible for widespread use of forced labour. Photo: Xinhua
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US to block import of cotton goods produced by China’s leading supplier in Xinjiang

  • Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), responsible for a third of China’s cotton production, is accused of widespread use of forced labour
  • The move by the US Customs and Border Protection agency also applies to products made by companies that use XPCC cotton in their supply chain

Topic |   Xinjiang
Cotton harveters in a field in northwest China‘s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous r. On Wednesday, the US said it would block the import of all cotton products made by the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, citing concerns the entity is responsible for widespread use of forced labour. Photo: Xinhua Cotton harveters in a field in northwest China‘s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous r. On Wednesday, the US said it would block the import of all cotton products made by the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, citing concerns the entity is responsible for widespread use of forced labour. Photo: Xinhua
Cotton harveters in a field in northwest China‘s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous r. On Wednesday, the US said it would block the import of all cotton products made by the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, citing concerns the entity is responsible for widespread use of forced labour. Photo: Xinhua
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