us lawmakers push sec to order audit of shein ipo over uyghur forced labor fears

(Reuters)  A bipartisan group of two dozen U.S. representatives was calling for the Securities and Exchange Commission to halt the initial public offering of Chinese-founded fast-fashion giant Shein until it verifies it does not use forced labor, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

The U.S. lawmakers want the SEC to mandate Shein to independently audit and verify “that the company does not use Uyghur forced labor as a condition of being registered to issue securities in the United States,” the letter said.

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