US Senator Marco Rubio has written to the UK authorities, urging it to analyze allegations of “unethical and irresponsible enterprise practices” earlier than permitting ultra-fast-fashion big Shein to listing on the London Inventory Alternate.

The letter despatched to UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt and the chief government of the nation’s Monetary Conduct Authority underscore the hurdles that also stand between Shein and an IPO.

The corporate initially filed to go public in New York, however confronted important opposition from politicians, together with Rubio, a Florida Republican and China hawk. Although Shein is now headquartered in Singapore, it was based in China and most of its provide chain stays based mostly within the nation.

The corporate has been dogged by allegations of labour abuses in its provide chain and exploitation of commerce loopholes to gasoline its progress, each of which Rubio stated needs to be investigated forward of an IPO.

Each Shein and the UK Treasury declined to remark.

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