US has banned imports from 26 Chinese textile companies linked to Xinjiang provinceThe US authorities have announced they have blocked all imports from 26 Chinese textile companies, as part of their efforts to stop the output of forced labour by members of the Uighur community from entering the US supply chain. These companies – chiefly cotton traders and storage warehouses – are now included in a list of businesses targeted by the Uighur Forced Labour Prevention Act, which was passed in the USA in 2021 in response to what the US Government regards as the genocide of Muslim minorities in China’s Xinjiang province.