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9 Sep 2021

US Customs and Border Protection

US: Customs and Border Protection modifies forced labour finding on Top Glove

With forced labor concerns addressed, company’s gloves may now be imported into U.S.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced […] that it has modified the forced labor Finding on Top Glove Corporation Bhd. Effective immediately, CBP will permit the importation of disposable gloves made at Top Glove facilities in Malaysia […]

“CBP modified a Finding after thoroughly reviewing evidence that Top Glove has addressed all indicators of forced labor identified at its Malaysian facilities,” said CBP Acting Commissioner Troy Miller. “Top Glove’s actions in response to the Withhold Release Order, which include issuing more than $30 million in remediation payments to workers and improving labor and living conditions at the company’s facilities, suggest that CBP’s enforcement efforts provide a strong economic incentive for entities to eliminate forced labor from their supply chains.”


Part of the following timelines

Malaysia: Medical & rubber glove manufacturers accused of subjecting migrant workers to forced labour & withholding wages

US blocks import of goods suspected to have been produced with forced labour