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Biden Officials Vow Forced Labor Crackdown Under US Import Ban

June 17, 2022, 8:30 PM

Biden administration officials vowed to fully enforce a new ban on imported goods from China’s Xinjiang region beginning Tuesday, warning of close scrutiny for any companies seeking exceptions for goods ranging from solar panels to tomato products.

“We will not allow goods made with forced labor to enter this country,” and “our timely and strong implementation of this law is proof of our commitment to that,” Homeland Security Department’s Robert Silvers told reporters on a Friday conference call. Yet, he stressed, the agency is “also committed to our mission of facilitating the flow of lawful trade and commerce which is ...