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US pulls back from import bans for cotton, tomatoes from China's Xinjiang

The Trump administration 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

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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 (DHS) 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. The U.S. actions ...

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First Published: Tue, September 15 2020. 15:33 IST
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