US To Pass Bill Banning Use Of Products Origination From Xinjiang China
The United States senate has passed a bill to ban the import of any products that are originated from the Xinjiang region, without getting any resistance in the House, reports confirmed. This is being seen as Washington’s latest effort to get back at Beijing and not let them go scot-free over human rights violation of minority community in China.
World is crying out loud against the so-called genocide against Uyghur Muslims in China. The bill is being called the Uyghur Force Labour Prevention Act that is meant to create a ‘rebuttal presumption’ assuming goods manufactured in Xinjiang are made with forced labor and therefore stand to be banned under the 1930 Tariff Act, unless otherwise certified by the American authorities.
Republican Senator Marco Rubio who has introduced the legislation along with Democrat Jeff Merkley, has asked the House to act quickly over the bill. Once passed through the House of Representatives, the bill will then be signed off by the President to be signed off as a law.
In a media statement, Merkley has said that “No American corporation should profit from these kinds of abuses. No American consumer either should be inadvertently purchase products from slave labor either.” There is all chance the bill will get unanimous support from the House as it did so happen last year.
Many countries have pulled their hands, closing manufacturing and retracting sourcing mechanisms which hint inclusion of minority labor in China. A couple of months ago, social media was thronging with protests against German car maker Volkswagen of using minority labor in its China plants. Many well-known garment companies have already stopped sourcing their cotton via China’s Xinjiang region known heavily for its massive cotton production.