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March 30, 2021

Top Glove is also accused of using forced labor

 The United States Department of Customs and Border Protection (GST) claims that some products by Top Glove Corp Bhd were produced through the use of forced or bonded labor.

Through a notice issued yesterday, GST claimed that certain disposable glove products produced or made using forced labor, had been imported and would be imported into the US.

“This finding applies to any merchandise described in Section II of this notice, which was imported on or after March 29.

"This notice also applies to merchandise that has been imported and that has not been released from GST detention before March 29," he said as reported by Bernama.

GST said citing Section 307 of the Tariff Act 1930, goods, goods for sale, articles and merchandise mined, produced or made in whole or in part in any foreign country by delinquent workers and/or forced labor under penal restrictions are not entitled to enter any -which US ports as well as their imports are prohibited.

Meanwhile, Top Glove has yet to give any statement.

On July 15 last year, GST issued a restraining order on disposable gloves allegedly by forced labor in Malaysia as well as Top Glove.

Last year, according to Top Glove's Executive Director, Tan Sri Lim Wee Chai, his party tried to resolve the issue.

Top Glove also appointed a consultant to confirm the corrective action plan it had implemented to remove the existence of indications of forced labor from its practice and as of last January, the consultant had not found systemic forced labor in Top Glove.

At the close of Bursa Malaysia's trading session yesterday, Top Glove shares declined 10 sen to RM5.05.