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WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced new actions to keep forced labor practices out of the U.S. supply chain.
The interagency Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force (FLETF), led by DHS, added two People’s Republic of China (PRC)-based companies to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Entity List. Effective June 12, 2023, goods produced by Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co., Ltd. and Ninestar Corporation and eight of its Zhuhai-based subsidiaries will be restricted from entering the United States as a result of the companies’ participation in business practices that target members of persecuted groups, including Uyghur minorities in the PRC.
Tonernews.com names banned companies of China’s Ninestar.
The bans will take effect on Monday, Jun 12th, 2023.
Zhuhai Ninestar Information Technology Co. Ltd.
Zhuhai Pantum Electronics Co. Ltd.
Zhuhai Apex Micro electronics Co., Ltd.
Geehy Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
Zhuhai G&G Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
Zhuhai Seine Printing Technology Co., Ltd.
Zhuhai Ninestar Management Co., Ltd.
June 9 (Reuters) -The United States on Friday banned imports from China-based printer maker Ninestar Corp 002180.SZ and a chemical company over alleged human rights abuses in China, according to a post for the Federal Register. Ninestar, whose website says it is the world’s fourth-largest laser printer manufacturer, and Xingjang Zhongtai Chemical Co Ltd, are being kept out of the U.S. supply chain for participating in business practices that target China’s Uyghurs and other persecuted groups, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in a statement.
The companies could not immediately be reached for comment.
U.N. experts and rights groups estimate that over a million people, mainly Uyghurs and Muslim minorities, have been detained in camps in China’s western Xinjiang region in recent years, with many saying they were subject to ideological training and abuse.
China has denied all accusations of abuse.
DHS said the actions were taken as part of the U.S. Uyghur Forced Labor Protection Act (UFLPA), which was signed into law in December 2021. The act prohibits imports into the U.S. that are either produced in Xinjiang or by companies identified on an UFLPA Entity List, unless the importer can prove the goods were not produced with forced labor. Twenty-two companies are now on the list, and DHS said it has examined over $1.3 billion worth of goods likely manufactured with forced labor nearly a year after the UFLPA was implemented.
Ninestar and its eight Zhuhai-based subsidiaries, along with Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical, were added to the list for working with the government of Xinjiang to recruit, transport, transfer, harbor or receive forced labor of Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, or members of other persecuted groups, out of Xinjiang, according to the posting.“The Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force will continue to hold companies accountable for perpetuating human rights violations in Xinjiang,” DHS Under Secretary for Policy Robert Silvers, who chairs the task force, said in a statement.
AuthorJune 9, 2023 at 4:39 PM
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