US CUSTOMS ISSUES DETENTION ORDER ON SEAFOOD HARVESTED WITH FORCED LABOUR

A news release from US Customs & Border Protection on 18 August advised that it would detain seafood harvested by the Da Wang, a Vanuatu-flagged, Taiwan-owned distant water fishing vessel.  This is based on information that reasonably indicates the use of forced labour, including physical violence, debt bondage, withholding of wages, and abusive living and working conditions.  This is the 12th such WRO order that CBP has issued since September 2019, and the second against a fishing vessel.

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-issues-detention-order-seafood-harvested-forced-labor-0

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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