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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...

Vietnam – Are we too late to the party? 

Will the EU FTA and TPP trade agreements truly make Vietnam the replacement solution to the higher labour cost challenges in China? Gary Bar...

Yarn-forward rules weigh on Vietnam TPP potential

While Vietnam is likely to see some of the biggest apparel export gains from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a new report confirms indu...

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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.


Vietnam investing $300m to develop garment hub 8 Aug 2016

Michelle Russell

Vietnam's central Thua Thien-Hue Province is understood to be investing more than VND6.6trn (US$295m) on transforming itself into a textile and garment hub.


Cambodia unions target US$177 wage as talks loom 4 Aug 2016

Poorna Rodrigo

Cambodia unions target US$177 monthly minimum wage as annual talks loom


Vietnam minimum wage to rise 7.3% in 2017 4 Aug 2016

Michelle Russell

Vietnam labour groups and businesses have agreed on a 7.3% increase in the national minimum wage just a week after proposing a freeze on salaries for the country's garment workers. 

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