May 21, 2024

BMW and Jaguar used banned China parts - US report

BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Volkswagen used parts made by a supplier on a list of firms banned over alleged links to Chinese forced labour, a US congressional report has said. At least 8,000 BMW Mini Cooper cars were imported into the US with components from banned Chinese firm Sichuan Jingweida Technology Group, according to the report by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden's staff. The report added Jaguar Land Rover had imported spare parts which included components from JWD after the company was put on the banned list. In February, VW said thousands of its vehicles, including Porshes and Bentleys, had been held by authorities because they had a component in them that breached America's anti-forced labour laws. The legislation is intended to prevent the import of goods from China's north-western Xinjiang region that are believed to have been made by people from the Uyghur minority group in forced labour conditions.

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