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Jail Time Awaits Retailers Trading in Forced-Labor Goods

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Companies that knowingly import goods made by forced labor could face as much as 20 years in jail—and, as part of a federal crackdown, that could soon expand to merchants selling the merchandise, too. This year alone, Customs & Border Protections (CBP) has issued six Withhold Release Orders and, according to Kenneth J.F. Kennedy, senior policy advisor…

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