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US bans cotton & tomato products from China's Xinjiang region over use of forced labour

 

  • The United States has banned entry of cotton and tomato products from China's Xinjiang region amid allegations that detainee or prison labour from Uyghurs went into making them. 
  • According to US Customs and Border Protection (CPB), it will detain cotton and tomato products produced in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region at all US ports of entry.
  • The products banned include apparel, textiles, tomato seeds, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, and other goods made with cotton and tomatoes.