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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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Lectra to boost Asia expansion with Vietnam unit 8 Jul 2016

Beth Wright

Technology specialist Lectra has opened a new subsidiary in Vietnam as part of its ongoing expansion in the Asian market.


TUV Rheinland boosts textile testing in Vietnam 30 Jun 2016

Beth Wright

Inspection, testing and certification provider TUV Rheinland Vietnam has boosted its apparel and textile testing capabilities with a new gas fume chamber at its softlines laboratory in Ho Chi Minh City.


Better Work Vietnam launches labour law mobile app 24 Jun 2016

Beth Wright

The Better Work Vietnam initiative has launched a new Labor Law app for smartphones, designed to educate garment factories and outside users on the compliance challenges faced in the industry.


Cambodia to start next round of wage talks 17 Jun 2016

Michelle Russell

Cambodia's Ministry of Labor is understood to have instructed employers and unions in the country's garment and footwear sector to begin preparations for the next round of minimum wage talks. 


Cambodia garment workers continue to face anaemia 14 Jun 2016

Leonie Barrie

Final results of a multi-year study into the health of Cambodian garment workers has found that the incidence of anaemia – which can lead to chronic fatigue and low productivity – not only remains higher than in the population at large but is also on the rise.


Cambodia apparel sector sees falling productivity 31 May 2016

Michelle Russell

Falling productivity and rising infrastructure costs within Cambodia's garment sector may be putting it at a disadvantage compared with Vietnam, Bangladesh and Myanmar, the country's apparel industry association has said.

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