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Decent work challenges and opportunities in Malaysia's rubber glove supply chain

Malaysia is the largest producer of rubber gloves in the world. In 2021, Malaysia accounted for almost half of global rubber glove exports. The rubber glove sector in Malaysia employs around 66,739 workers, of whom about 60 per cent are migrant workers. The main importers of Malaysian rubber gloves are the United States and the European Union, which combined accounted for 61.5 per cent of Malaysian examination glove exports in 2021. This study focuses on the three tiers of the rubber supply chain that exist within Malaysia: smallholder farmers that grow and produce natural rubber latex and cup... Show more

Corporate authors: ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Published: Geneva, Switzerland and Bangkok, Thailand, ILO and ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, 2023

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: xii, 55 p.

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