House Committee releases 'shocking' findings in report on Chinese businesses operating in US

Rusty Snippets

Mr Conservative
Staff member
May 17, 2020
The House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party released a report Thursday indicating that Chinese e-commerce suppliers Temu and Shein are likely shipping products to the U.S. in violation of Uyghur forced labor laws.

The "Fast Fashion and Uyghur Genocide: Interim Findings" report determined that both Temu and Shein "rely heavily on the de minimis exception to ship packages directly to U.S. consumers," thus avoiding being screened for Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) violations. Packages sent under this provision are provided admission free of duty if the retail value of the item does not exceed $800, according to the report.

The UFLPA directs the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force to "develop a strategy for supporting enforcement of the prohibition on the importation of goods into the United States" that are partly or wholly manufactured via Chinese forced labor. These same packages also allow Temu and Shein to provide "less robust data" to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as well as avoid import duties.………