US: ENFORCEMENT OF IMPORT BANS ON PRODUCTS MADE FROM FORCED LABOUR IS PRODUCING DISPUTES OVER HALTED CARGO, DELAYS AND A LACK OF TRANSPARENCY

On 28 June, the Wall Street Journal reported that enforcement has accelerated over the past year.  Importers have to show that their often multi-layered supply chains are free from forced labour, and have 3 months from the time a shipment is detained to prove the products are clean, under rules that trade lawyers and business groups said require a high burden of proof. Otherwise, the cargoes must be exported or abandoned.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/bans-on-forced-labor-goods-from-china-fuels-disputes-with-importers-11624881600

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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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