CBP Issues Withhold Release Order against Certain Silica-Based Products

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 6/24/21 5:00 PM

On June 24, 2021, in a press release, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a Withhold Release Order (WRO) against silica-based products produced by Hoshine Silicon Industry Co., Ltd., a company in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, for forced labor concerns.

The WRO affects shipments containing silica-based products from Hoshine as well as materials and goods that contain those products.

CBP will detain these products at all U.S. ports of entry effective immediately.

The press release can be found here:


CBP’s Withhold Release Orders can be found here:


Topics: CBP, Forced Labor, WRO

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