US to seize all Xinjiang tomato, cotton imports

Washington (AFP) – The United States will seize all imports of tomato and cotton products from China’s Xinjiang region due to the use of forced labor, the Customs and Border protection agency announced Wednesday.  CBP issued a “withhold release order” on those imports “based on information that reasonably indicates the use of detainee or prison labor and situations of forced labor,” it said. It was the latest in a series of withhold release orders issued on products originating in China’s huge far-west region, where the government has forced more than one million ethnic Uighur Muslims and othe…

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