December 05, 2023

US lawmaker urges action over import of seafood processed by North Koreans

Report finds that DPRK laborers illegally working in China continue to process seafood that ends up in US

A U.S. lawmaker has called for investigation into the import of seafood processed by North Korean laborers illegally working in China.

In a hearing conducted by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) on Tuesday, Republican Chris Smith strongly criticized China-based companies for exploiting "the forced labor of Uyghurs and North Koreans to process substantial quantities of seafood destined for the U.S. market."