On Friday (28th), the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) imposed an import ban on the offshore fishing fleet of Dalian, China.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection detained tuna, swordfish and other seafood imported by China’s “Dalian Ocean Fishing Co. Ltd.” at the U.S. port of entry on Friday. The temporary detention order (withhold release Order) ) Is also suitable for final products containing canned food.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said that there were cases of abuse of Indonesian labor and forced labor on the 32 ships of Dalian Ocean Fisheries.
US Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas stated that this is the first time that CBP has banned imports from the entire fishing fleet, rather than targeting individual vessels as in the past.
Majorcas said that the Department of Homeland Security will continue to actively investigate forced labor in ocean-going fishing boats and other broad industries. Both producers and US importers should understand that entities that try to exploit workers to sell goods in the United States will face consequences.