TAIWAN: Textile Firms May Axe Central American Plants
Taiwanese garment manufacturers with factories in Central America could axe their production plants due to sluggish business and cultural differences.
According to a report in the Liberty Times, labour disputes and a slump in demand for their products may force the firms to axe the plants and shift production to other countries such as Vietnam.
Many Taiwanese textile makers have set up factories in Central America in recent years as they look to take advantage of its close proximity to the lucrative US market.
However, the paper said many are now looking to relocate as the situation has soured due to flagging business and workforce problems caused by language and cultural barriers.
Help test our new apparel sourcing tool.
- Rana Plaza four years on – Timeline of change
- Why collaboration is key to fashion supply chains
- Industry groups reaffirm commitment to Bangladesh
- Trump and Brexit get a dose of pragmatism
- Using worker surveys to drive supply chain change
- Adidas to digitalise Speedfactory concept
- Nike filed patent for "reinforced denim"
- M&S extends sourcing deal with Lindsey brothers
- Gap unveils five-year sustainable fibres pledge
- US Q1 in brief – Columbia Sportswear, Amazon
- Global market review of denim and jeanswear – forecasts to 2022
- When Things Go Wrong - A Practical Guide to Managing Common Problems in Apparel Sourcing
- Clothing Market in the Top 5 American Countries to 2021 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts
- Outdoor performance apparel 2016: A broader perspective
- Southeast Asia strategic sourcing review – a focus on Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar