Published On: Fri, Sep 10th, 2021

Malaysia’s Top Glove Says US Lifts Import Ban Over Forced Labour

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KUALA LUMPUR—Malaysia’s Top Glove Corp. said on Friday it has been allowed to resume sales to the United States, after customs authorities lifted a year-long ban imposed for alleged forced labour found at the world’s largest medical glove maker. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) had banned gloves made by Top Glove in July 2020, saying it had found abuses of migrant workers. In its latest statement, Top Glove said its disposable gloves would be admissible at all U.S. ports as of Sept. 10. Its shares, which have plunged about 40 percent since the ban, jumped as much as 10 percent on Friday. The company cited a CBP notice filed to the U.S. Federal Register, saying the customs agency had determined upon additional information that Top Glove’s products were no longer being produced by forced labour. The notice is available on the Federal Register website. The CBP was not …

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