fredag 25. juni 2021

US bans target Chinese solar panel industry over Xinjiang forced labor concerns

The Biden administration imposed trade bans on five Chinese entities over forced labor allegations in Xinjiang, the White House said on Thursday, citing the G7’s recent pledge to clean up the global supply chain. It banned US imports of a key solar panel material from Chinese-based Hoshine Silicon Industry Co and separately restricted exports of “commodities, software, and technology” to Hoshine, three other Chinese firms and the paramilitary Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), saying they were involved with the forced labor of Uyghurs and other Muslim minority groups in the Chinese province.

The US Department of Labor also added polysilicon produced with forced labor in China to its “list of goods produced by child labor or forced labor”.