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Tougher Xinjiang sanctions require radical supply chain transparency upgrade

China 2564 Cons. Discr. - Durables 319 Materials - Chemicals 162 Sanctions 112 U.S. 4545

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the “Uygher Forced Labor Prevention Act” by 406 votes to three. The Act goes well beyond existing Trump administration restrictions on imports from the Xinjiang province of China. It requires firms to provide clear evidence that imports from the region have not been produced using forced labor. Imports from the region to the U.S. are minor, with just 644 shipments identified in Panjiva’s data since the start of 2017 including chemicals, apparel and home goods. After an earlier decline they have picked up recently with a 33.6% year over year su...

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