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house Bill H.R. 6210

Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

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Title

Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

Official Title

Ensuring that goods made with forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China do not enter the United States market, and for other purposes.

Summary

Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act This bill imposes various restrictions related to China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region, including by prohibiting certain imports from Xinjiang and imposing sanctions on those responsible for human rights violations there. Goods manufactured or produced in Xinjiang shall not be entitled to entry into the United States unless Customs and Border Protection (1) determines that the goods were not manufactured by convict labor, forced labor, or indentured labor under penal sanctions; and (2) reports such a determination to Congress and to the public. The President shall periodically report to Congress a list of foreign entities and individuals knowingly facilitating (1) the forced labor of Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and members of other Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang; and (2) efforts to contravene U.S. laws regarding the importation of forced labor goods from Xinjiang. The President shall impose property-blocking sanctions on the listed individuals and entities and impose visa-blocking sanctions on the listed individuals. Securities issuers required to file annual or quarterly reports with the Securities Exchange Commission shall disclose in such reports certain information related to Xinjiang, including instances where the issuer knowingly (1) engaged in activities with an entity helping to create mass surveillance systems in Xinjiang, (2) engaged in activities with an entity running or building detention facilities for Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang, or (3) conducted a transaction with any person sanctioned for the detention or abuse of Uyghurs or other Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang. After being notified of such a disclosure, the President shall determine whether to investigate if sanctions or criminal charges are warranted. The Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force and the Department of State shall report to Congress strategies to address forced labor in Xinjiang.

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  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed September 22nd, 2020
    Roll Call Vote 406 Yea / 3 Nay
    IntroducedMarch 11th, 2020

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    Please support this bill. China needs to be held accountable for the atrocities against Uyghur Muslims. And we must ensure the US is not supporting the problem by importing goods created with forced labor. Thank you.
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    Everything made in china should be banned.
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    I write to you to urge you to do all you can to support the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (H.R. 6210 & S. 3471) to ensure that the sale of products in our American markets are not supporting the brutal oppression of Uyghurs in China. Over 1 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in China have been forced into “reeducation” camps where they face separation from their families, indoctrination, and torture. Unfortunately, the nightmare for many of these Muslims does not end at the walls of the camps. Chinese government officials coerce many former camp prisoners and local Muslim residents to work at factories and labor camps. They are often shipped far from their home as part of the Chinese government’s campaign to destroy their cultural identity. Products made from forced labor have already come to U.S. markets, as a New York Times investigation found that a shipment of face masks to Georgia came from a factory where over 100 Uyghurs workers had been sent. A report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute found that Uyghur forced labor was likely in the supply chains of “at least 82 well-known global brands in the technology, clothing and automotive sectors, including Apple, BMW, Gap, Huawei, Nike, Samsung, Sony and Volkswagen.” Congress should act now to ensure that American dollars are not funding this oppression by passing the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. Please contact the bill’s sponsors, Sen. Rubio or Rep. McGovern, to help secure more co-sponsors and build greater support this bill.
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