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New US rules for goods from Xinjiang in force

New stricter import rules for products from Xinjiang have been in effect in the US since Tuesday. The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) stipulates that importers must prove that goods or components of products from the region were not produced using forced labor (China.Table reported). Until proven, respective goods will be confiscated by US Customs. The import rule is expected to further exacerbate the brewing trade dispute between the US and China. The practical impact is still uncertain, as it is unclear how many goods will be affected by the law.

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