On March 29, 2021, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will publish in the Federal Register a notice of finding that certain disposable gloves produced in Malaysia with the use of convict, forced or indentured labor are being, or are likely to be, imported into the United States [CBP Dec. 21-08]. This Finding applies to any merchandise described in Section II of the notice that is imported on or after March 29, 2021. It also applies to merchandise which has already been imported and has not been released from CBP custody before March 29, 2021. The Secretary of Homeland Security has reviewed and approved this Finding.
Pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1307 and 19 CFR 12.42(f),CBP determined that disposable gloves classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 3926.20.1020, 4015.11.0150, 4015.19.0510, 4015.19.0550, 4015.19.1010, 4015.19.1050, and 4015.19.5000, which are mined, produced, or manufactured in whole or in part with the use of convict, forced, or indentured labor by Top Glove Corporation Bhd in Malaysia, are being, or are likely to be, imported into the United States. Based upon this determination, the port director may seize the covered merchandise for violation of 19 U.S.C. 1307 and commence forfeiture proceedings pursuant to 19 CFR part 162, subpart E, unless the importer establishes by satisfactory evidence that the merchandise was not produced in any part with the use of prohibited labor specified in this Finding.