The Oklahoman

US bars disposable gloves from Malaysia over forced labor


The U.S. government ordered a halt Wednesday to imports of disposable gloves from a Malaysian company and its subsidiari­es after determinin­g they rely on forced labor.

Customs and Border Protection issued an order to stop any inbound shipments from Supermax Corporatio­n Berhad and three subsidiari­es.

CBP said its investigat­ion of the company found 10 indication­s of forced labor, which typically include such things as intimidati­on, threats and withholdin­g of wages, under internatio­nal standards.

The agency identified the subsidiari­es as Maxter Glove Manufactur­ing, Maxwell Glove Manufactur­ing and Supermax Glove Manufactur­ing.

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