U.S. bans cotton, hair products, computer components, and textiles from China’s Xinjiang province over forced labor issues

The U.S. government on Monday announced an import ban on some items from China that it believes are produced with “state-sponsored forced labor.”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued five withhold release orders on Tuesday, which are issued when the agency has reason to believe products imported may be made in whole – or part – by forced labor (including convict labor, child labor and indentured labor).

As a result, these products, are not allowed to be imported into the country.