UK: GOVERNMENT TO LAUNCH NEW RULES TO STOP THE IMPORTS FROM XINJIANG, CHINA

Highlights:

  • The United Kingdom is going to launch new rules for stopping the imports from Xinjiang, China
  • The foreign secretary of the United Kingdom said that, it will be making a statement in the house of the commons

The government of the United Kingdom is going to be tightening and launching the laws on the imports of the goods, are linked to the alleged human rights abuses in the country of China as the ministers are planning to take some tougher stance on Beijing.

Dominic Raab, who is the foreign secretary of the United Kingdom is going to be making a statement in the House of Commons on the response of the government of the UK to the allegations of the forced labour in the Xinjiang province of China, which is the home to around 12 million Uighur Muslims.

Among the new laws, which are being expected to be revealed by the government of the United Kingdom is also including the expansion of the Modern Slavery Act, which is going to be reacting on the concerns that, the items, which are going to be manufactured under duress by the minority of Uighur Muslim might be entering in the United Kingdom.

The government of the United Kingdom is also considering imposing more heavier fines on the companies, which will be breaching the terms of the legislation, along with the criteria of the new due diligence to make sure that, there is no one in the supply chain of the companies as a part of the forced labour transfer scheme.

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