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Will new Vietnam wage hinder competitiveness?

Vietnam's National Salary Council may have agreed to increase the country-wide minimum wage next year by the smallest proportion in a decade...

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...

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Safety firm UL opens Vietnam textile test facility 21 Oct 2016

Michelle Russell

Global safety and certification company UL has opened its first consumer product testing facility in Vietnam, providing new capacity to help the country deliver on its global supply chain aspirations. 

EU re-imposes anti-dumping duties on some shoes 14 Oct 2016

Leonie Barrie

The European Commission (EC) has re-imposed anti-dumping duty on leather footwear from three suppliers in China and Vietnam.

Vietnam textiles and footwear on child labour list 3 Oct 2016

Beth Wright

Textiles, footwear and leather made in Vietnam have been added to a list of goods produced using child or forced labour, compiled by the US Department of Labor (DOL).

Cambodia lifts garment worker minimum wage to $153 30 Sep 2016

Michelle Russell

Cambodia's government is raising the monthly minimum wage for workers in the country's textile, garment and footwear sector from US$140 to $153, with the increase to take effect from January 2017.

Vietnam garment exports slow as orders stall 28 Sep 2016

Michelle Russell

Vietnam saw its textile and garment exports grow in the first eight months of the year but at a slower pace than the year before due to production delays and falling demand on global markets, new figures show. 

H&M living wage commitments criticised in Cambodia 27 Sep 2016

Leonie Barrie

Swedish fashion retailer H&M has again been criticised over the working conditions at some of its "best in class" supplier factories in Cambodia.

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