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US not a role model for EU forced labor product import ban

The European Commission continues to look for ways to ban imports of products made from forced labor. Sabine Weyand, Director-General for Trade from the EU Commission, rejects the approach by US authorities. The US model, which combines product-specific bans with origin bans, is “not effective,” Weyand told the European Parliament’s trade committee Tuesday. In China’s case, for example, cotton products linked to Xinjiang, but also products from Xinjiang in general, would be targeted.

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