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Chairman Neal Statement on House Passage of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

WASHIGNTON, DC— Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6210, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which designates all goods produced, wholly or in part, in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region as being produced with forced labor unless U.S. Customs and Border Protection can determine, by clear and convincing evidence, that the good was not produced with forced labor:
 
“The Chinese government’s widespread use of forced labor of Uyghur and other Muslim populations in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China has tainted an overwhelming amount of goods entering the global market. This bill makes it clear that the actions of the Chinese government are unacceptable, and those goods are not welcome in the United States. This is a strong measure, but appropriate given the circumstances. It is critical that the United States holds the Chinese government accountable for its gross human rights violations, and it is essential that our trade policies not perpetuate human suffering. I applaud the bipartisan support for H.R. 6210 and call upon the Senate to quickly pass this measure as well.”

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