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Feng Tay expands sporting shoe production capacity in Vietnam.
Leading sports shoe manufacturer Feng Tay Enterprises Co Ltd, which makes footwear for Nike, revealed on Monday it is setting up a second factory in Vietnam.

The new plant will be built next to its existing factory and will also have 10 production lines. The expansion comes amid a sharp drop in US import duties on shoes made in Vietnam.

Feng Tay executives say they expect production to start in February and have received orders for 2.6 million pairs of sports shoes from Nike this month - a six per cent increase in the average monthly order volume for last year.

They added that the order volume of non-sporting shoes, including skating shoes and casual shoes, for January is double the average monthly figure in 2001.

Feng Tay has more than 70 production lines in several overseas countries including Indonesia and Mexico with its total production bringing in revenue of NT$16 billion a year.