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Solar Panels Made with Forced Labor in China are Entering the U.S. Via India, Bloomberg Reports

February 5, 2024


When the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) went into effect in 2022, one of the types of imports most often detained by U.S. Customs officials was solar products from China. In 2022 alone, 1,423 individual shipments of solar products were seized on suspicion that they were made in whole or part in Xinjiang, where the Chinese government is overseeing a genocide of the Uyghur people.

While there’s still a lot that needs to be done to fully enforce the UFLPA, the fact that at least some solar products almost certainly made with forced labor were stopped from entering the country was a good sign that some progress was being made.

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