June 03, 2023

US bans imports from three Chinese firms for using North Korean labor

Customs agency says it began detaining merchandise last month for violating 2017 law against items made by DPRK workers

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began detaining merchandise produced by three Chinese companies in early December after finding the companies used North Korean labor in violation of federal law, the agency has announced.

The CBP said in a press release last Tuesday that it started implementing the restrictions on items from Jingde Trading Ltd., Rixin Foods Ltd. and Zhejiang Sunrise Garment Group Co. Ltd. at all U.S. ports of entry starting Dec. 5.