MASKS PRODUCED BY SLAVE LABOUR IN CHINA ON SALE IN BELGIUM AND ELSEWHERE IN EUROPE

On 16 December, the Brussels Times reported that face masks produced by the victims of forced labour in China are being sold on the Belgian market, according to research carried out by OCCRP.  The masks – 3-ply disposable surgical in packs of 50 – masks are sold online under the brand name Hubei Haixin.  OCCRP reported that medical masks and protective equipment made by Uighur laborers in China are being sold across Europe by at least 2 major distributors, and have been bought by governments and health bodies in at least 5 countries, an investigation by OCCRP and partners has found.

https://www.brusselstimes.com/news/business/145679/masks-produced-by-slave-labour-in-china-on-sale-in-belgium

https://www.occrp.org/en/coronavirus/chinas-oppressed-uighurs-made-covid-19-protection-sold-throughout-europe

I had omitted the following link (as it did not seem to generate much interest!), but it seemed time to add it again and say that, if you would like to make a (polite) gesture and help me with my removal and computer costs, I have a page at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KoIvM842y

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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