August 18

EV Battery Imports Face Scrutiny Under US Law on Chinese Forced Labor

By Nichola Groom

Electric-vehicle batteries and other car parts are the latest products under scrutiny as part of Washington’s effort to stamp out U.S. links to forced labor in Chinese supply chains, according to a document seen by Reuters, agency statistics and sources.

Until now, enforcement of a year-old U.S. law that bans the import of goods made in Xinjiang, China, has focused mainly on solar panels, tomatoes and cotton apparel. But now, components that may include lithium-ion batteries, tires and major automobile raw materials aluminum and steel are increasingly subject to detentions at the border.

Photo courtesy of A.Davey.

Source: Reuters (link opens in a new window)

Technology, Transportation
electric vehicles, international trade, renewable energy, solar, supply chains