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Maloney Helps Pass Two Bipartisan Bills to Ban Imports from China Made with Forced Labor

Sep 30, 2020
Press Release

Maloney Helps Pass Two Bipartisan Bills to Ban Imports from China Made with Forced Labor

 

Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives passed two bipartisan bills aimed at cracking down on the import of goods made in forced labor camps by Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang region of China.  The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act and the Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act passed with strong bipartisan support. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) supported both bills.

 

“What’s happening to the Uyghur people in China is abhorrent – period. Congress came together in a bipartisan way to condemn these horrifying human rights violations and demand an end to the importation of clothing and other products made with forced labor,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.

 

Millions of Uyghur Muslims, a largely Muslim ethnic minority group in China, have been interned in forced labor camps in the Xinjiang region of China. Many Uyghur people are forced to make clothing and other products for Chinese and international businesses. According to the Coalition to End Uyghur Forced Labor, 1 in 5 cotton garments sold globally contains cotton and/or yarn from this region and many of these goods are likely made with forced labor.

 

Together, these bills would prevent imports from Xinjiang made with forced labor, impose sanctions on those responsible for human rights violations, and require publicly traded companies within the U.S. to disclose information on supply chains and whether their products were made by forced labor.

 

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