US court denies Ninestar injunction

The United States Court of International Trade has denied Ninestar’s motion for an immediate lifting of its import ban into the country.

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The United States Court of International Trade has denied Ninestar’s motion for an immediate lifting of its import ban into the country.

In a 27 February ruling, published on 29 February, judge Gary Katzmann ruled: that Ninestar’s motion was unlikely to succeed on three counts, that the company had failed to establish “irreparable harm” to its business and that a preliminary injunction was not in the public interest.

“The embargo is still in force, meaning that Ninestar’s merchandise continues to be prohibited from entering the United States,” ruled Judge Katzmann.

It appears Ninestar will now have to prove to the US government – in line with Department of Homeland Security procedures – that it is not working with the Chinese government to “recruit, transport, transfer, harbour or receive forced labour or persecuted ethnic minorities out of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region”.

New York (NY), USA