On 12 February, Sandler Travis Rosenberg reported that, following the issuance of an import detention order on all cotton products from China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region due to concerns about the use of forced labour there, a letter from 5 US trade associations calls on Congress to take specific steps to ensure effective enforcement of this order.  In issuing a withhold release order, US Customs and Border Protection said importers are responsible for ensuring that the products they are attempting to import do not exploit forced labour at any point in their supply chains, including the production or harvesting of the raw material.

I would be grateful for any modest contribution for my time and ongoing costs of computer, relocation, and (still ongoing) removal costs, I have a page, where contributions start as low as $3, at

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: