Clothing giant The Thang Long Garment Company said on Thursday its exports to the US have surged to $22.2 million in the eight months since the Viet Nam-US bilateral trade agreement.

That sum is almost as much as it earned from total US orders over the previous seven years before last December's trade agreement.

Thang Long added it has more than doubled its annual output to 2.5 million items and invested in high-tech jeans, shirt and knitwear production equipment in recent times.