The US banned the import of seafood from a Chinese company for imposing forced labor on its employees.

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source: aljazeera.com

The State Department has issued a statement that recalls that the Law prohibits the importation of products made under these practices. Hence, the decision seeks to be an aid to "prevent human rights abusers from benefiting" from these crimes.

The United States government has banned the sale of imported seafood by the Chinese company Dalian Ocean fishing, citing the use of forced labor to harvest these products.

The State Department issued a statement recalling that US law prohibits the importation of manufactured goods, so Friday's decision would benefit human rights violators. A relief status has been requested to prevent lifting.

In 2020 the State Department revoked "more than a dozen visas" for people "complicit" in illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing with links to human trafficking. In addition, reports of the use of forced labor by China's fishing vessels were described in the Department's Human Rights Report.

Said report pointed out that other companies in the Asian country "abuse migrant workers subjected to forced labor, who are forced to work between 18 and 22 hours a day. 

Faced with starvation, limited communication, inadequate medical care, deteriorating life and working conditions, physical abuse, and debt-based coercion, they are prevented from leaving their ships.

The United States will promote accountability for those who use forced labor to exploit people for profit, and we will work with our international partners to ensure that They can be heard and protected without sound, the department concludes.

In addition, the United States announced on Friday that it would impose sanctions on Belarus following the diversion of Ryanair's flight on Sunday and the arrest of a political opponent in Minsk.

In addition to measures already announced in recent weeks, the White House said in a statement that it was working with the European Union on a list of sanctions against key members of Lukashenko's government. ۔

White House spokeswoman Jane Psaki said Belarus was forced to fly a domestic trade route between two EU member states and that the arrest of journalist Roman Protasevich was a direct challenge to international standards.

Following the crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, economic sanctions were again imposed on Belarussian state-owned companies in April.

Following the disputed 2006 election, Washington banned all transactions with these companies.

The US Treasury later welcomed some sanctions and suspended them in 2015. However, in late March, the US government warned that the suspension could not be renewed at a later date.