CAMBODIA: Low-Cost Vietnam Threatens Cambodian Business
In 1999, garments comprised 90 per cent of Cambodia's exports. Just over one per cent of the country's population works in garment factories for US firms such as The Gap and Nike, making goods for the European and US markets. There is currently concern that clothing companies may relocate to Vietnam, due to its better infrastructure and cheaper hourly production wages. In addition, the US-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement could lower tariffs between the two countries.
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