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Images emerge of embattled ONE Apus, CPB orders detention on cotton products out of Xinjiang

Updated: Dec 21, 2020

December 9, 2020

Storm-beaten ONE Apus berths in Japan

(Freightwaves) Now that the ONE Apus has berthed in Japan, investigators can begin to sort through what could be thousands of damaged containers on the ship’s deck. This is in addition to the 1,816 containers reported lost at sea.

Ocean Network Express reported 1,816 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) fell from the ONE Apus as it sailed from Yantian, China, to Long Beach, California, last week.

CBP issues detention order on cotton products made by Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps using prison labor

(GDLSK) In a December 2, 2020 statement, CBP’s Office of Trade directed the issuance of a Withhold Release Order (“WRO”) against cotton and cotton products made by Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (“XPCC”) based on information that reasonably indicates its use of forced labor. As a result, CBP will detain shipments containing cotton and cotton products originating from XPCC (as well as from any subordinate and affiliated entities). The WRO extends to products that are made in whole or in part of the above cotton, including garments and other textile products. CBP officials have estimated that this action could ultimately impact billions of dollars of imports.

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