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CBP Cites Inconsistencies and Lack of Clear and Convincing Evidence in Denying Protest from Manufacturer Accused of Using Forced Labor

On March 5, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) issued a ruling that denied a protest from Dandong Huayang that clothing made at its Chinese factory was not produced by North Korean employees.

The clothing in question was seized by CBP on December 23, 2020, under the authority of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (“CAATSA”), which prohibits goods mined, produced, or manufactured by North Korean citizens and nationals from importation into the United States. Read more…