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Why Banned Cotton From China Is So Hard to Keep Out of the U.S.

August 29, 2023

James Hayward, President and CEO of Applied DNA Sciences, discusses their process of DNA tagging raw cotton to monitor materials throughout the supply chain. This method allows U.S. trade experts to track if shipments contain banned cotton attempting to be exported from China.

Watch the video below to understand the complexity of keeping this banned cotton, believed to have been harvest by forced labor in XinJiang, out of the supply chain.