USA allows gold from the DRC imported by the Chambers Federation after evaluation that mining sites do not use forced labour

Author: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Published on: 1 June 2020

"CBP Modifies Withhold Release Order on Gold Imports from the Democratic Republic of the Congo", 28 May 2020.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection modified a withhold release order (WRO) today such that gold imported from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by the Chambers Federation will be admissible at all U.S. ports of entry effective May 28, 2020. CBP previously prevented these gold imports from entering the United States while evaluating whether the DRC mined them using forced labor. CBP modified the WRO based on a rigorous evaluation of the Chambers Federation’s due diligence program and work with various government and non-governmental organizations. These actions produced evidence that sufficiently supports the Chambers Federation’s claim that the artisanal and small-scale mines in the DRC from which the Chambers Federation imports gold do not use forced labor...Federal statute 19 U.S.C. 1307 prohibits the importation of merchandise mined, manufactured or produced, wholly or in part, by forced labor, including convict labor, forced child labor and indentured labor...

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