A message to our customers:
Hogland Office Equipment fully supports the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA). Any product produced through forced labor should be foreclosed from use within the industry. Hogland also abides by the bylaws under which it operates and all laws of the United States of America. The U.S. Constitution guarantees “due process of the law.” Likewise, our country has denied guilt by association.
“If a parent should commit a crime or a child is found to violate the law, the entire family is not punished.”
The Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force (FLETF), a part of the Department of Homeland Security, imposed a ban on goods produced by Ninestar Corporation and eight of its subsidiaries. Hogland is working with our suppliers, who are interfacing with FLETF to determine the breadth of these restrictions and the products banned. The ban applies to products produced in Zhuhai, China. Ninestar operates under numerous subsidiaries and has offices and plants throughout the world. FLETF has been clear that its ban applies only to products produced in the Zhuhai region of China. Products from many other Ninestar affiliates have not been banned and continue to enter through U.S. ports of entry.
Ninestar issued a statement on June 12 stating, in part, that: “it abides by the applicable standards of international labor protection, and fully protects the legitimate rights and interests of laborers.”
The sudden ban of Ninestar products has caused numerous companies to seek alternative sources for parts and supplies.
Suppliers contacted by Hogland have acknowledged incorporation of Ninestar products and their immediate discontinuance while searching for alternative sources. All these companies are operating under a cloud until the dust settles and new sources are identified.
The full extent of the ban is still being evaluated…
As always, Hogland will continue to serve our customers with the upmost integrity. We look forward to a quick resolution.
If you have any questions or if there is anything we can help with; please, let us know!