An appeals court appeared conflicted about the inclusion of a Chinese clothing manufacturer accused of human rights violations on a list Congress meant for terrorist and illegal arms dealers.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld attorneys had argued the inclusion on a list imposing import restrictions on the company was unfairly issued, and had made it essentially impossible for it to work with U.S. retailers. A trial court was unswayed and denied their Administrative Procedures Act claim.