C4ADS has produced a report claiming that companies involved in forced labour and human rights abuses in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China are enmeshed in global trade and finance despite severe multilateral sanctions designed to cut them off from international markets.  It uses the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) — a regional governing body with a vast commercial network — as a test case to better understand how companies in Xinjiang retain access to international markets.

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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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