How the US’ Xinjiang labour law has crippled China’s cotton industry before even entering effect

Theoretically, US importers can still buy goods from Xinjiang, by providing the aforementioned evidence of no forced labor, but therein lies a bit of a catch-22. Since independent auditing is not available in the region, fulfilling such a requirement is virtually impossible, according to industry insiders such as Doug Barry, vice-president of communications and publications with the US-China Business Council. "The law will essentially act as a trade embargo against goods with input from Xinjiang," Barry said.