A further 14 European Union (EU) companies have been added to the list of garment and textile importers to Vietnam, the country's Ministry of Trade (MoT) has reported.

The companies, from the UK, France, Italy and Belgium, join a list of 32 EU importers from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden.

The MoT will now allocate quotas to the importers, with priority given to garment and textile producers who use local materials.