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US lawmakers propose bill to restrict goods from China over rights violations

March 12, 2020

Via: Jurist

US lawmakers on both sides of the aisle proposed a bill Wednesday, entitled the “Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act,” to restrict goods from China.

The legislation, co-sponsored by Republican Senator Marco Rubio and Democratic Representative James McGovern, would require importers to get certification from the US government stating that their goods were not produced using forced labor. The bill comes in response to reports of forced labor by Uighur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region.

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