FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued five Withhold Release Orders (WRO) today on products from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The products subject to the WROs are produced with state-sponsored forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, where the Chinese government is engaged in systemic human rights abuses against the Uyghur people and other ethnic and religious minorities.
The Office of Congressional Affairs (OCA) serves as the single point of contact within CBP for all communications between CBP and Congress. OCA’s role is critical in maintaining an effective relationship between CBP and Congress by monitoring areas of special or urgent Congressional interest. We collaborate with the Hill on legislation, casework, and inquiries spanning the broad scope of CBP operations. OCA maintains a comprehensive knowledge of all agency and Congressional programs and activities.