SHAH ALAM, Malaysia—Top Glove Corp. Bhd. has been allowed to resume exporting and selling gloves to the U.S. following a recent decision by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.
In a Sept. 9 statement, CBP said it had determined, based upon additional information, that Top Glove's merchandise no longer violated labor rights and did not involve "forced labor."
Effective Sept. 10, Top Glove has been allowed to resume shipping products made in Malaysia to the U.S.
The CBP placed a detention order on Top Glove products in July last year for the mishandling of its migrant labor force.
Over the past year, the Malaysian company has taken a series of measures to address the issue, including offering a renumeration package of $33 million to the affected workers.
"This is a great example of the extraordinary efforts of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to protect human rights and American consumers and businesses from goods made by modern slavery," Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas said. "Top Glove's actions in response to the Withhold Release Order ... suggest that CBP's enforcement efforts provide a strong economic incentive for entities to eliminate forced labor from their supply chains."