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Are there Uyghurs in Your Supply Chain?

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Muslim Uyghurs, held in forced labor camps in China, have become front-page news. More recently, reports from human rights organizations reveal that many top American brands are using these labor camps as factories.

Some companies unknowingly include forced-labor component parts from tier two or tier three suppliers.  Are there forced-labor parts in your products?

U.S. Customs has always banned imports made with forced labor or prison labor, but the issue with products from Xinjiang including tomatoes and cotton reaches deeper into supply chains. Tomatoes and cotton are raw materials for textiles and food.  Cotton grown by forced labor in Xinjiang is sold to Chinese textile producers that in turn sell to Chinese apparel and other fabric manufacturers that may then sell the finished product to international brands.

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