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Xinjiang Cotton Giant Slapped with Customs Detention Order

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a new Withhold Release Order on cotton merchandise from the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), a paramilitary organization that produces one-third of China’s cotton, employs 12 percent of Xinjiang’s population and generates 17 percent of the region’s gross domestic product. “CBP issued the WRO based on…

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