malaymail.com 05 May, 2021 01:30 am

US Customs seizes Top Glove shipment following forced labour finding

US Customs seizes Top Glove shipment following forced labour finding
KUALA LUMPUR, May 5 — The US Customs and Border Protection has seized a shipment of 3.97 million nitrile disposable gloves from Malaysia’s Top Glove Corp Bhd estimated to be worth US$518,00 (RM2.1 million), on indications they were made by forced labor, it said Wednesday. CBP on March 29 issued...

1 million), on indications they were made by forced labor, it said Wednesday.CBP on March 29 issued a forced labor finding based on evidence of multiple forced labor indicators in the world’s largest medical glove maker’s production process.The agency then directed personnel at all US ports of entry to begin seizing disposable gloves produced in Malaysia by the glove maker.97 million nitrile disposable gloves from Malaysia’s Top Glove Corp Bhd estimated to be worth US$518,00 (RM2.

The indicators included debt bondage, excessive overtime, abusive working and living conditions, and retention of identity documents, the CBP said in a statement.Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates on news you need to know.

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