Risks and Considerations for Businesses and Individuals with Exposure to Entities Engaged in Forced Labor and Other Human Rights Abuses Linked to Xinjiang, China   [open pdf - 759KB]

Alternate Title: Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory

From the Introduction: "The U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and the U.S. Department of Labor are updating this advisory, originally published in July 2020, in light of growing evidence of the use of forced labor in Xinjiang and the Secretary of State's determinations that the PRC [People's Republic of China] government has committed genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang. The U.S. government has taken action in response to human rights abuses in and in connection to Xinjiang. Actions include the issuance of Withhold Release Orders by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the addition of entities to the U.S. Department of Commerce Entity List, the imposition of economic sanctions by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the imposition of visa restrictions by the U.S. Department of State, as well as the addition of multiple goods to the U.S. Department of Labor's 'List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor.' Raw and refined materials, commodities, intermediate goods, byproducts, and recycled materials may all have connections to forced labor and human rights violations in Xinjiang, regardless of the final product and region of origin or export. [...] This advisory outlines risks that businesses and individuals should consider when assessing business partnerships with, investing in, sourcing from, or providing other support to companies operating in Xinjiang, linked to Xinjiang, or with laborers from Xinjiang."

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