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Since June, Feds have seized nearly $1 billion in goods tied to forced labor

Posted on AllSides April 17th, 2023
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Since late June, federal authorities have seized $961 million worth of goods over suspected ties to forced labor, officials told CNBC.

In many instances, companies have no idea their supply chain is tainted, officials said.

CNBC received exclusive access in February to the Port of New York and New Jersey, the largest port on the East Coast, located a few miles southwest of Manhattan. There, millions of dollars’ worth of cargo – from solar panels to bedding to floor tiles – was being held while major companies scrambled to prove their supply...

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