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U.S. to ban imports of all cotton products from China's Xinjiang region

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Reuters
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Jan 14, 2021

The United States is imposing a region-wide ban on all cotton products from China’s western Xinjiang region over allegations that they are made with forced labor from detained Uighur Muslims, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said on Wednesday.


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The move, another step by the Trump Administration in its final days to impose stiff economic penalties on China, applies to raw fibers, apparel and textiles made from Xinjiang-grown cotton, as well as tomato-based food products and seeds from the region.

The ban, knows as a withhold release order, also applies to products processed or manufactured in third countries, CBP officials told a news briefing. 

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