Trump Admin sending crystal-clear message: “Know your supply chains”

This is an excerpt from Thursday’s Point of Sale retail supply chain newsletter.

The western Chinese region of Xinjiang is a major source of coal, chemicals, sugar, tomatoes and polysilicon, but the area is most notably the country’s primary producer of cotton. In fact, 85% of China’s cotton can be traced to the region and China accounts for ~20% of the world’s cotton production. 

After months of increasing restrictions, the Trump Administration announced a blanket import ban on all cotton and...

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