CBP withhold orders hit $200M in Chinese imports connected to Xinjiang

Dive Brief:

  • Customs and Border Protection withhold and release orders that block the import of goods from entities found to use or promote the use of Uighur labor in China’s Xinjiang Province could redirect sourcing of roughly $200 million in Chinese imports, a CBP spokesperson confirmed to Supply Chain Dive Thursday.
  • CBP issued five WROs between June 17 and Sept. 8, covering one hair-products factory, two apparel manufacturers, a cotton and linen manufacturer, a maker of computer parts, and an entity that sells Uighur labor in the Xinjiang region. Shipments suspected of coming from these companies will be held by CBP and either destroyed or re-exported after an investigation. 

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Source: Supply Chain Dive