Canada Seizes Clothing, Halts Import of Goods Made with Forced Labour in China

canada says it has blocked a shipment from China

canada says it has blocked a shipment from China

China China – The Canadian Border Service Agency (CBSA) says it has blocked a shipment from China because it was made utilizing forced work. Canada has halted two separate loads of merchandise in connection to that.

In September 2020, the United States likewise restricted the import of five merchandise from China, including PC parts, hair products and cotton, alleging that they were created via forced labour camps in the restive Muslim minority in the Xinjiang region. 

The DHS articulation said that this merchandise is produced with state-supported constrained work in Xinjiang Uyghur Region, where the Chinese government is engaged in systemic human rights violations on the Uyghur people and different ethnic people. 

A shipment of women and children’s clothing from China was seized in Quebec and retained by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) at some point between Oct. 11 and Nov. 3. 

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The apparel was held under a trade tax that restricted products mined, made or created entirely or to some degree by constrained labour from entering Canada.  In another step, a significant supplier of nitrile gloves to the Canadian administration was asked by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) to stop shipments until the organization demonstrates there is no forced labour in its production chain. 

Canadian Sen. Julie Miville-Dechne has submitted a private member’s bill identified as the Modern Slavery Act that would require Canadian businesses to uncover if they observe any forced labour utilized in their supply chains. 

Xinjiang is home to around half of the global supply of polysilicon, a fundamental ingredient used to make solar panels, and by far, most of them sold in Australia are made in China. 

Australia Modern Slavery Act has been essential for worldwide measures to make businesses responsible for the states of labourers in the global supply chains from which they benefit.

When the Chinese consulate in Canberra was approached for comments, China had arduously denied any forced labour claims, CTV reported.

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