Seafood distribution deal signed in China may violate US labor sanctions

Xinjiang Tianyun Organic Agriculture Co. trading booth.

A deal between two Chinese seafood firms have been flagged by a risk compliance consultancy for potentially coming under the U.S. Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.

The law, which was signed in December 2021, bars entry to the U.S. market of any goods connected to Uyghur forced labor, an ethnic minority group in China. It was enacted in response to China’s suppression of the local Uyghur population, which includes allegations of forced labor.

Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.-based risk analysis and compliance advisory firm Kharon, which earlier this year issued a report detailing the potential exposure of China’s seafood industry to the law’s impact, has issued a separate brief calling out a deal between trout producer Xinjiang Tianyun Organic Agriculture Co. and seafood processor ... 

Photo courtesy of Xinjiang Tianyun Organic Agriculture

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