The law requires U.S. customs authorities to presume goods manufactured in the Xinjiang region have been made with forced labor and thus ban them from import unless there is "clear and convincing" evidence to the contrary.
The provision will take effect 180 days after the enactment of the law. Washington's action may also affect Japanese companies sourcing products from Xinjiang, a major cotton-producing region.
Under the 1930 Tariff Act, which prohibits the importation of merchandise produced with forced labor, the Biden administration in July imposed an import ban on a key solar panel material by a Chinese company located in Xinjiang.
The Trump administration towards the end of its tenure issued an import ban on cotton and tomato products from the region.
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