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Sri Trang, Hartalega step up after forced labor ruling against Top Glove

Coronavirus 479 Health Care 306 Malaysia 112 Sanctions 126 Thailand 115 U.S. 4937

The U.S. customs authorities have determined that rubber global imports by Top Glove were produced using forced labor in Malaysia. That follows a Withhold Release Order issued in July 2020. U.S. seaborne imports linked to Top Glove from Malaysia fell by 75.6% in Q1’21 versus their Q2’20 peak. That was partly offset by a 51.7% rise in shipments from Thailand, though total imports still fell by 53.1% year over year in the first three weeks of March. Other manufacturers have stepped up their shipments with total U.S. seaborne imports of rubber gloves up by 90.2% year over year in the first ...

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