Uyghur forced labor bill heads to Biden’s desk after unanimous House, Senate votes

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December 16, 2021

A bill banning imports from the Xinjiang region of China unless they are certified as not made with forced labor passed the U.S. Senate unanimously on Thursday, clearing the way for signing into law by President Joe Biden in what one Uyghur advocate called the “beginning of the end of ‘business as usual.’”

Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act will block the import of goods into the U.S. from Xinjiang without “clear and convincing evidence” that they were not made with forced labor, and authorize sanctions on foreign individuals and entities found responsible for rights abuses.

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