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Uniqlo Failed to Convince CBP its Cotton Shirts Weren’t Made with Forced Labor

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A shipment of Uniqlo-branded shirts was blocked at the American border by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in January over suspicions that they flouted a ban on cotton products produced using forced labor by a state-run paramilitary organization based in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of northwestern China. An Office of Trade letter dated…

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