US restricts imports from three more Chinese textile firms
In a bid to eliminate fashion goods made with forced Uyghur labour, the US has restricted imports from three more Chinese companies, bringing the total number of banned entities to 27.
The names of Xinjiang Tianmian Foundation Textile, Xinjiang Tianshan Wool Textile and Xinjiang Zhongtai Group were added to the Uyghur Forced Labour Prevention Act Entity List.
Xinjiang Tianmian Foundation manufactures yarns and other textile products, Xinjiang Zhongtai Group produces textile chemicals and Xinjiang Tianshan Wool Textile sells cashmere and wool garments.
In a statement, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said, “We do not tolerate companies that use forced labour, that abuse the human rights of individuals in order to make a profit.”
According to the statement, these three companies were alleged to have recruited and transported, harboured or used forced labour of Uyghurs or members of other persecuted groups in the region.