Uyghur bill held up as White House, industry concerns align

As the bill stands, any business importing items from the Uyghur majority Chinese region of Xinjiang would have to prove the products aren’t made with forced labor, or face seizure at the border. The provision is known as the “rebuttable presumption.” That provision has worried international businesses for months. Groups like the US-China Business Council, National Retail Federation and American Apparel and Footwear Association, lobbied to get changes to Customs’ trade enforcement into the Senate version of the bill before it passed in June.