Laogai Research Foundation report - Jan 2011

On 11 January 2011 Laogai Research Foundation (LRF) released a report, "Building on the Backs of Prisoners: Examining the Imports of a Canadian Construction Company" [PDF], which stated that Inland Screw Piling, a Canadian construction company, had imported products from Xinxiang Zhongke Mining Equipment Company, a factory in Henan Province, China that allegedly uses prison labour.

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Inland Screw Piling, Xinxiang Zhongke Mining Equipment Company and the exporter named in the report, Qingdao Yijia Metals Minerals and Machinery, to respond.  Inland Screw Piling and Xinxiang Zhongke Mining Equipment Company responded;  Qingdao Yija Metals Minerals and Machinery did not.  LRF subsequently issued a rejoinder, to which Xinxiang Zhongke Mining Equpment Company commented.  The company responses, LRF rejoinder, and further company comments appear below:

Inland Screw Piling reponse [DOC]  12 Feb 2011

Qingdao Yijia Metals Minerals and Machinery - did not respond

Xinxiang Zhongke Mining Equipment Company [DOC]  27 Jan and 11 Feb 2011
 - As a supplement to this response, Xinxiang Zhongke Mining provided images of the "Company license", "Company certificate", "Tax payment certificate", "Certificate of inspection", and "Export registration".  (See below.)

LRF rejoinder [DOC] 17 Feb 2011

- Xinxiang Zhongke Mining further comments [DOC] 23 Feb 2011

Company license:
Xinxiang Zhongke company license

Company certificate:
Xinxiang Zhongke company certificate

Certificate of inspection:
Xinxiang Zhongke Tax Payment Certificate

Tax payment certificate:
Xinxiang Zhongke Certificate of Inspection

Export registration:
Xinxiang Zhongke Export Registration

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