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US pulls back from broad import bans for cotton, tomatoes from China

CBP acting Commissioner Mark Morgan said on Monday that the agency's investigations into the region-wide orders were continuing

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Reuters  |  WASHINGTON 

By David Lawder and Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Monday shelved plans for a broad import ban on cotton and tomato products from China's Xinjiang region while announcing narrower bans on products from five specific entities. Department of Homeland Security acting Deputy Secretary Kenneth Cuccinelli said the new "Withhold Release Orders" (WROs) on cotton, textiles, apparel, hair products and computer parts are aimed at combating China's use of forced labor by detained Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang. He told reporters on a ...

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First Published: Tue, September 15 2020. 08:28 IST