U.S. CBP modifies “withhold release order” to allow certain disposable glove imports from Malaysia

CBP determined that the company’s disposable gloves are no longer being produced using forced labor.

Allow certain disposable glove imports from Malaysia

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today modified an existing “withhold release order” (WRO) on certain imports of synthetic disposable gloves from Malaysia.

According to today’s CBP release:

  • Since implementation of the WRO in January 2022, the company has taken numerous actions to remediate forced labor indicators within its manufacturing process and employee housing facilities.
  • CBP determined that the company’s disposable gloves are no longer being produced using forced labor.
  • Effective immediately, the United States will allow shipments of the Malaysian company to enter into the United States.
  • Shipments of the synthetic gloves received on or after February 8, 2023, will no longer be detained at U.S. ports of entry.

For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs services:

Doug Zuvich
Partner and Global Practice Leader
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John L. McLoughlin
Principal and East Coast Leader
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Andy Siciliano
Partner and National Practice Leader
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Steve Brotherton
Principal and Global Export and Sanctions Leader
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Luis (Lou) Abad
Principal, Washington National Tax
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Irina Vaysfeld
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Amie Ahanchian
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Christopher Young
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Gisele Belotto
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George Zaharatos
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Andy Doornaert
Managing Director
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Jessica Libby
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