CBP Issues Forced Labor Finding on Certain Disposable Gloves from Malaysia

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 3/31/21 5:00 PM

On March 29, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a forced labor finding that covers certain disposable gloves from Malaysia made by Top Glove Corporation Bhd. CBP had issued a Withhold Release Order on these disposable gloves in June 2020 and now has determined that “there is sufficient information to support a Finding that Top Glove Corporation Bhd is manufacturing disposable gloves with forced labor and that such merchandise is likely being imported into the United States.”

The disposable gloves at issue may be seized and subject to forfeiture proceedings if they are imported on or after March 29, 2021. Those that were already held in CBP custody may also be subject to forfeiture. For release, the importer must “establish by satisfactory evidence that the merchandise was not produced in any part with the use of prohibited labor specified in this Finding.”

Additional details can be found in the Federal Register Notice here:


More information on CBP’s Forced Labor program can be found here:


Topics: CBP, Malaysia, Forced Labor, WRO

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