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Cambodia garment sector faces ongoing challenges

At first glance, Cambodia's garment sector is doing fine. ANZ Bank recently predicted 7.2% GDP growth in 2016, mainly fuelled by rising clot...

Low garment prices weigh on Cambodia worker wages

As annual discussions get underway in Cambodia on a new minimum wage for garment workers, a new report warns significant further wage increa...

TPP tariff phase-out guides Vietnam sourcing plans

A close look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s tariff phase-out schedule on US textile and apparel imports from Vietnam can guide sourcing...

Cambodia compliance improves but challenges remain

Transparent reporting of garment factory compliance in Cambodia is contributing to better conditions for workers, a new study has found – al...

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Upcoming Vietnam FTA set to boost EU retailers 16 Sep 2016

Beth Wright

The upcoming EU free trade agreement with Vietnam is expected to boost European growth and job creation in the retail sector, as well as the development of Vietnam, according to EU trade negotiators, experts and business leaders.


Cambodian garment unions seek $180 minimum wage 7 Sep 2016

Leonie Barrie

Following a weekend of talks, garment and footwear unions in Cambodia have agreed to demand US$179.60 as the monthly minimum wage for 2017.


Cambodia’s focus on garment production also a risk 26 Aug 2016

Leonie Barrie

Cambodia’s concentration in garment production, along with slowing growth in China – one of its key sources of investment, trade and concessional loans – are seen among the headwinds facing its overall economic strength, a new report says.


Vietnam garment industry calls for strategy update 22 Aug 2016

Michelle Russell

Vietnam's garment and textile industry has called on the government to create a development strategy to 2025, with a vision toward 2040, in order to help firms take advantage of opportunities and overcome challenges brought by free trade agreements.


Vietnam garment sector welcomes textile zone plans 10 Aug 2016

Michael Tatarski

The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) has welcomed proposals from Vietnam’s ministry of industry and trade to develop large textile and garment industrial zones to attract investment for dyeing and fabric and yarn production.


Push for higher garment worker wages in Asia 8 Aug 2016

Beth Wright

Asian garment unions have agreed that industry level bargaining must be developed in each country as the best means of securing higher wages and better working conditions across the continent.

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