MOSCOW (MRC) -- The United States on Friday banned imports from China-based printer maker Ninestar Corp and a chemical company over alleged human rights abuses in China, according to a post for the Federal Register, said Europeansanctions.
Ninestar, whose website says it is the world’s fourth-largest laser printer manufacturer, and Xingjang Zhongtai Chemical Co Ltd, are being kept out of the US supply chain for participating in business practices that target China’s Uighurs and other persecuted groups, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in a statement.
Ninestar and its eight Zhuhai-based subsidiaries, along with Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical, were added to the list for working with the government of Xinjiang to recruit, transport, transfer, harbour or receive forced labour of Uighurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, or members of other persecuted groups, out of Xinjiang, according to the posting.
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) trade flows within China may adjust in response to the US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) recent ban on imports on goods produced by Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical. The DHS announced the ban on 9 June, which came into effect on 12 June. Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical is a carbide-based polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer located in China, with 1.8m tonnes/year of PVC production capacity.
We remind, a US ban on goods from China’s Xinjiang region came into effect on Tuesday, with the potential for damage to be inflicted on the Muslim-majority area’s solar power industry.