Top Glove Corporation, the largest global gove manufacturer, has been given the nod to sell and export gloves to the United States. The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has cleared the corporation and allowed the entry of goods at all US ports from September 10. Earlier in July, 2020 US authorities imposed an import ban on allegations of labour abuse. The corporation today said it is committed to the health and safety of its people.
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The US CBP allowed the corporation to resume exports after a modification of the findings. It issued a document stating that Top Gloves is no longer in violation of Section 30 of the Tariff Act of 1930.
Earlier in July, US customs claimed that they had sufficient information indicating labour abuse at the company. Later in March 2021, CBP said that they have conclusive evidence stating forced labour, after which they banned products from all subsidiaries of the company.
Rubber glove makers thanked the Malaysian government and the company’s stakeholders for their support and understanding. In a statement, it promised to work hard and become an industry leader, while being committed to people’s health and safety.