President Biden signs law banning forced labor products from Xinjiang

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December 23, 2021

WASHINGTON (WDVM) — On Thursday, The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which Wexton co-introduced with Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) earlier this year, was signed into law by President Joe Biden. The bill, which had bipartisan support, will prohibit all imports from China’s Xinjiang region unless it can be proven that they were not made using forced labor.

“The mass imprisonment and forced labor of Uyghurs in China has poisoned global supply chains, and American companies and consumers cannot be complicit,” said Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton. “I’m proud that we have delivered a strong, bipartisan law that will keep goods made with forced labor off of our store shelves and hold the Chinese government accountable for their genocide of Uyghurs. I’m grateful to the relentless work of advocates in Virginia and across the country for helping make this legislation a reality, and I will continue fighting to ensure that the U.S. will not turn a blind eye to this human rights atrocity.”

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