Cotton complications in Xinjiang: William Overholt on the case of Esquel

In any case, happily for the company, Esquel managed to have its subsidiary, Changji, removed from the entity list last month after it sued the Department of Commerce. Many other companies, though, remain on the list, and concerns over forced labor are obviously not to be dismissed so lightly, but as US-China Business Council (USCBC) President Craig Allen talked about recently on our sister podcast, China Corner Office, it’s left many American importers with the vexing, if not indeed impossible, task of proving a negative about their very complex supply chains if they want to get shipments out of limbo.