China’s Ninestar Files Lawsuit and Motion for a Preliminary Injunction to Suspend Arbitrary UFLPA Entity Listing. August 22, 2023, 08:28 PM Eastern Daylight Time, NEW YORK–Today, Ninestar Corporation and certain subsidiaries (collectively “Ninestar”) filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other related parties of the U.S. government before the U.S. Court of International Trade.
DHS added Ninestar and certain of its subsidiaries to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Entity List without offering any explanation or justification whatsoever for said action. Ninestar has not identified any basis for the designation. Meanwhile, the company is suffering irreparable harm to its business and reputation based on the listing.
In conjunction with the lawsuit, Ninestar also filed a motion for a preliminary injunction with the U.S. Court of International Trade, requesting that the court issue a preliminary injunction as soon as possible to promptly suspend the implementation of the decision to place Ninestar on the UFLPA Entity List in order to mitigate the devastating and unwarranted financial and reputational harm accruing daily.
The U.S. government’s action mistakenly links Ninestar to forced labor. This linkage is not supported by the facts. On the contrary, Ninestar has always been committed to protecting and respecting the rights of its employees.