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Withhold Release Orders and Findings List

This page contains withhold release orders issued by the Commissioner and findings published in the Federal Register. CBP does not generally publicize specific detentions, re-exportations, exclusions, or seizures of the subject merchandise that may have resulted from the withhold release orders or findings.

Active Withhold Release Orders & Findings. This map provides an overview of all active WROs and Findings around the world. CBP is currently enforcing 54 active WROs and 9 Findings across the globe. CBP issues a Withhold Release Order (WRO) when the agency has reasonable evidence of the use of forced labor in the manufacturing or production of a good or goods entering the U.S. supply chain. A WRO allows CBP to detain the products in question at all U.S. ports of entry until/unless importers can prove the abs

Withhold Release Orders

 

CHINA

#

Date

Merchandise

Entities

Status

Status Notes

35

06/23/2021

Silica-based products

Hoshine Silicon Industry Co. Ltd. and Subsidiaries

Active

Reference Hoshine Frequently Asked Questions | Press Release

34

01/13/2021

Cotton, Tomatoes and Downstream Products

Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR)

Active

Reference XUAR Frequently Asked Questions. | Press Release

33

11/30/2020

Cotton and Cotton Products

Xinjiang Production and Construction Corporation (XPCC) and its subordinates

Active

Press Release

32

9/8/2020

Computer Parts

Hefei Bitland Information Technology Co., Ltd.

Active

Press Release

31

9/8/2020

Cotton and Processed Cotton

Xinjiang Junggar Cotton and Linen Co., Ltd.

Active

Press Release

30

9/3/2020

Apparel

Yili Zhuowan Garment Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and Baoding LYSZD Trade and Business Co., Ltd.

Active

Press Release

29

8/25/2020

All Products

No. 4 Vocational Skills Education Training Center (VSETC)

Active

Press Release

28

8/25/2020

Hair Products

Lop County Hair Product Industrial Park

Active

Press Release

27

8/11/2020

Garments

Hero Vast Group 

Active

Press Release

26

6/17/2020

Hair Products

Lop County Meixin Hair Products Co., Ltd.

Active

Press Release

25

5/1/2020

Hair Products

Hetian Haolin Hair Accessories Co., Ltd.

Active

Press Release

24

9/30/2019

All Garments

Hetian Taida Apparel Co., Ltd.

Active

Press Release

23

3/5/2018

All Products

Huizhou Mink Industrial CO. LTD.

Active

 

22

9/16/2016

Peeled Garlic

Hongchang Fruits & Vegetable Products Co., Ltd.

Active

 

21

5/20/2016

Stevia and its Derivatives

Inner Mongolia Hengzheng Group Baoanzhao Agricultural and Trade LLC

Active

 

20

3/29/2016

Soda Ash, Calcium Chloride, and Caustic Soda

Tangshan Sanyou Group and its Subsidiaries

Partially Active

Viscose/Rayon Fiber removed from the order, by Commissioner Memorandum, 10/12/2016

19

10/6/1995

Malleable Iron Pipe Fittings

Tianjin Malleable Iron Factory, a/k/a Tianjin Tongbao Fittings Company, a/k/a Tianjin No. 2 Malleable Iron Plant, a/k/a Tianjin Secondary Mugging Factory, a/k/a Tianjin No. 2 Prison

Active

See China Finding below.

18

4/27/1995

Tea

Nanhu Tree Farm, Zhejiang Sanmei Tea Co., Ltd.; Imaizumi Tea Manufacturing & Trading Co., Ltd. (of Nagoya, Japan)

Active

 

17

12/21/1994

Artificial Flowers

Guangzhou No. 1 Reeducation-Through-Labor Camp, a/k/a Guangdong Province No. 1 Reeducation-Through-Labor Camp; Kwong Ngai Industrial Company

Active

 

16

9/3/1993

Rubber Vulcanization Accelerators

Shenyang Xinsheng (New Life) Chemical Works, a/k/a Shenyang Dongbei Assistant Agent Main Factory, a/k/a Xinsheng Chemical Factory, a/k/a Shenyang No. 1 Laogai Detachment, a/k/a Shenyang Reform Through Labor Second Reform Division

Active

 

15

9/1/1993

Rubber Gloves, Condoms, Rubber Raincoats, and Rubber Footwear

Shenyang New Life Rubber Factory, a/k/a Shenyang Xingsheng (or Xinsheng) (New Life) Rubber Plant, a/k/a Shenyang No. 2 Laogai Detachment, a/k/a Shenyang Dabei Prison, a/k/a Shenyang Model Prison

Active

 

14

8/6/1993

Hoists

Wuyi Machinery Plant, a/k/a Zhejiang Light Duty Lifting Machinery Factory China, a/k/a Zhejiang Province No. 1 Prison

Active

 

13

7/8/1993

Hoists

Wulin (or Wuling) Machinery Works, a/k/a Hangzhou Wulin Machinery Plant, a/k/a Hangzhou Wulin Machinery Works, a/k/a Zhejiang Province No. 4 Prison

Active

 

12

8/14/1992

Asbestos

Hsin Kang Asbestos Mine, a/k/a Sichuan (Szechuan) Pin Chiang Enterprise Company

Active

 

11

8/3/1992

Electric Fans and Zinc-Coated Wire

Sichuan (Szechuan) Xinsheng (New Life) Labor Factory, a/k/a Xinsheng (New Life) Labor Factory

Active

 

10

7/17/1992

Sulfuric (Sulphuric) Acid

Da Wei Chemical Factory

Active

 

9

7/15/1992

Drilling Machines

Zi Gong Machinery Factory, a/k/a Zigong Machinery Factory, a/k/a Sichuan (Szechuan) Zigong Labor Reform Detachment

Active

 

8

7/15/1992

Auto Parts and Machinery

Ya An Auto Parts Factory, a/k/a Sichuan (Szechuan) Bin-Jiang Enterprises Company

Active

 

7

6/26/1992

Tea

Miao Chi Tea Farm

Active

 

6

6/26/1992

Cast Iron Items

Wang Tsang Coal and Iron Factory

Active

 

5

5/22/1992

Sheepskin and Leather

Qinghai Hide & Garment Factory, a/k/a Qinghai Leather and Wool Bedding and Garment Factory, a/k/a Qinghai Fur and Cloth Factory

Active

See China Finding below.

4

2/25/1992

Galvanized Pipe

Shandong Laiyang Heavy Duty Machinery Factory

Active

 

3

12/2/1991

Machine Presses

Xuzhou Forging and Pressing Machine Works

Active

See China Finding below.

2

11/14/1991

Diesel Engines

Yunnan Machinery, a/k/a Golden Horse (JinMa) Diesel Factory, a/k/a Yunnan 1st Prison

Active

See China Finding below.

1

11/6/1991

Planing Machines

Xiang-Yang Machinery Plant

Active

 

 

 

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

#

Date

Merchandise

Entities

Status

Status Notes

1

9/30/2019

Gold

Artisanal Small Mines                                           

Partially Active

CBP has removed ASM DRC gold imported by the Chambers Federations from the order, 05/28/2020 (Press Release).

 

 

INDIA

#

Date

Merchandise

Entities

Status

Status Notes

1

11/23/1999

Beedie Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products

Mangalore Ganesh Beedie Works

Active

 

2 07/29/2022 Garments Natchi Apparel (P) Ltd. Inactive Inactive by Memo from Commissioner dated 09/06/2022. | Press Release

 

 

JAPAN

#

Date

Merchandise

Entities

Status

Status Notes

1

06/12/1994

Video Games and Connector Plugs Thereof

Fuchu Prison; Union Kogyo Co., Ltd.

Active

 

 

 

MALAWI

#

Date

Merchandise

Entities

Status

Status Notes

1

11/1/2019

Tobacco

Tobacco produced in Malawi and products containing tobacco produced in Malawi

Partially Active

CBP has removed tobacco and products containing tobacco produced in Malawi from the order that are produced by the following:

  • Premium Tobacco Malawi Lt (PTML) removed from the order, 5/21/2021 (Press Release).
  • Limbe Leaf Tobacco Company Limited (LLTC) removed from the order, 07/31/2020.
  • Alliance One International removed from the order, 06/03/2020. 

 

MALAYSIA

#

Date

Merchandise

Entities

Status

Status Notes

6

1/28/2022

Disposable Gloves

YTY Industry Holdings Sdn Bhd (YTY Group), including YTY Industry Sdn Bhd, Green Prospect Sdn Bhd, and GP Lumut

Active

Press Release

5

12/20/2021

Disposable Gloves

Brightway Holdings Sdn Bhd, Laglove (M) Sdn Bhd, and Biopro (M) Sdn Bhd (collectively, Brightway Group)

Active

Press Release

4

11/04/2021

Disposable Gloves

Smart Glove 

Active

Press Release

3

10/21/2021

Disposable Gloves

Maxter Glove Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, Maxwell Glove Manufacturing Berhad, and Supermax Glove Manufacturing

Active

Press Release

32

12/30/2020

Palm Oil & Palm Oil ProductsPalm Oil & Palm Oil ProductsPalm Oil & Palm Oil Products

Sime Darby Plantation Berhad and its subsidiaries and joint ventures

Active

Press Release

1

9/30/2020

Palm Oil & Palm Oil Products

FGV Holdings Berhad and its subsidiaries and joint ventures

Active

Press Release

 

 

 

MEXICO

#

Date

Merchandise

Entities

Status

Status Notes

1

10/21/2021

Fresh Tomatoes

Agropecuarios Tom S.A. de C.V. and Horticola Tom S.A. de C.V. and their subsidiaries

Active

Press Release

 

 

NEPAL

#

Date

Merchandise

Entities

Status

Status Notes

1

7/21/1998

Carpets, Hand-Knotted Wool

Kumar Carpet Pvt., Singhe Carpet Pvt., Ltd., Norsang Carpet Industries Pvt., Ltd., Annapurna Carpet, Everest Carpet, Valley Carpet, and K.K. Carpet Industries; Kathmandu.

Partially Active.

CBP has removed Hand-Knotted Wool Carpets produced in Nepal from the Order that are produced by the following:  

  • Annapurna Carpet removed from the order, 7/23/2021 (Press Release).

  • Everest Carpet, K.K. Carpet Industries; and Norsang Carpet Industries Pvt., Ltd. removed from the order, 10/6/1998.

 

 

TURKMENISTAN

#

Date

Merchandise

Entities

Status

Status Notes

1

05/18/2018

Cotton

All Turkmenistan Cotton or products produced in whole or in part with Turkmenistan cotton.

Active

 

 

 

ZIMBABWE

#

Date

Merchandise

Entities

Status

Status Notes

1

9/30/2019

Artisanal Rough Cut Diamonds

Marange Diamond Fields

Active

Press Release

 

 

FISHING VESSELS

#

Date

Merchandise

Entities

Status

Status Notes

5

08/04/2021

Seafood

Fishing Vessel: Hangton No. 112

Active

Press Release

4

05/26/2021

Seafood

Fishing Vessels owned by Dalian Ocean Fishing Co. Ltd.

Active

Press Release

3

12/31/2020

Seafood

Fishing Vessel: Lien Yi Hsing No. 12

Active

Press Release

2

8/18/2020

Seafood

Fishing Vessel: Da Wang

Active

Press Release

1

5/11/2020

Seafood

Fishing Vessel: Yu Long No. 2

Active

Press Release

Findings

CHINA

#

Date

Merchandise

Entities

Status

Status Notes

5 10/20/2020 Stevia Extracts and Derivatives Inner Mongolia Hengzheng Group Baoanzhao Agriculture, Industry, and Trade Co., Ltd. Active Effective 10/20/2020. Reference 85 FR 66574. See China WRO above.
4 4/23/1996 Malleable Iron Pipe Fittings Tianjin Malleable Iron Factory Active Effective 4/29/1996.  Reference T.D. 96-34.  See China WRO above.
3 6/11/1993 Sheepskin and Leather Qinghai Hide and Garment Factory Active Effective 6/16/1993.  Reference T.D. 93-41.  See China WRO above.
2 8/14/1992 Machine Presses Xuzhou Forging and Pressing Machine Works Active Effective 8/19/1992.  Reference T.D. 92-78.  See China WRO above.
1 3/18/1992 Diesel Engines Golden Horse ("Jinma") Diesel Engine Factory Active Effective 3/23/1992. Reference T.D. 92-27. See China WRO above.

 

MALAYSIA

#

Date

Merchandise

Entities

Status

Status Notes

1 01/28/2022 Palm Oil & Palm Oil Products Sime Darby Plantation Berhad and its subsidiaries and joint ventures Active Effective 1/28/2022. Reference 87 FR 4635. See Malaysia WRO above. Press Release.

MEXICO

#

Date

Merchandise

Entities

Status

Status Notes

2 10/29/1958 Furniture, Clothes Hampers, and Palm Leaf Bags State Penitentiary, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico Active Effective 11/5/1958.  Reference T.D. 54725.
1 12/28/1953 Furniture State Penitentiary, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico Active Effective 1/5/1954.  Reference T.D. 53408.

FISHING VESSELS

#

Date

Merchandise

Entities

Status

Status Notes

1 01/28/2022 Seafood Fishing Vessel: Da Wang Active Effective 01/28/2022. Reference 87 FR 4634.  See Fishing Vessels WRO above. Press Release.

 

Forced Labor Enforcement Actions. WROs & Findings by Year 1991-2021. Since the creation of the Forced Labor Division in 2018 within CBP’s Office of Trade, Withhold Release Orders (WROs) and Findings have increased from previous years. The number of WROs issued and Findings published fluctuate from year to year based on a variety of factors, including complexity and scope of allegations.   U.S. Customas and Border Protection.  1991 7 China WRO. 1992 13 China WRO 4 China Findings. 1993 4 China WRO 1 China Fin
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