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17 Dez 2021

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BBC News (UK)

USA: Congress passes bill requiring companies to prove goods imported from China's Xinjiang region are free from forced labour

"US Congress passes import ban on Chinese Uyghur region", 17 December 2021

The US Congress has passed a bill that requires companies to prove that goods imported from China's Xinjiang region were not produced with forced labour. [...]

The bill had been criticised by major companies that do business in the area, including Coca-Cola, Nike and Apple.

Its passage also overcame initial lack of support from the White House.

It was approved by the Senate on Thursday with the vote of every member of Congress except one.

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, as the bill is formally known, now heads to the desk of President Joe Biden to be signed into law. [...]

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