Starting this week, the company's merchandise will be detained at all US ports, the CBP announced Tuesday. "Such merchandise will not be entitled to entry unless the importer provides clear and convincing evidence that their merchandise was not produced with convict labor, forced labor, or indentured labor," the agency said in a statement. "If the company fails to provide clear and convincing evidence within this time frame, the merchandise may be subject to seizure and forfeiture."
Li-Ning, which is based in Beijing, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The company is one of China's biggest makers of sports apparel and sneakers, with a market cap of about 133.3 billion Hong Kong dollars ($17 billion).