CBP Issues Withhold Release Order against Cotton and Tomato Products from Xinjiang

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 1/13/21 5:00 PM

On January 13, 2021, in a press release, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a Withhold Release Order (WRO) against cotton and tomato products produced in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region for forced labor concerns.

The affected products include:

  • Apparel;
  • Textiles;
  • Canned tomatoes; and
  • Tomato sauce.

CBP will detain these products at all U.S. ports of entry effective January 13, 2021.

The press release can be found here:

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-issues-region-wide-withhold-release-order-products-made-slave

CBP’s Withhold Release Orders can be found here:

https://www.cbp.gov/trade/programs-administration/forced-labor/withhold-release-orders-and-findings

Topics: China, CBP

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