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Cambodia garment prices fall amid export growth

New figures show Cambodia’s garment and footwear exports continued to see strong growth during 2015, albeit it at a slower rate than the yea...

Is Vietnam ready to reap the benefits of TPP?

It is no secret that Vietnam's textile and clothing sector is widely expected to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the recently-agreed...

Central America tense over TPP-empowered Vietnam

Central America's textile exports are expected to slow this year as Vietnam continues to gain US market share, throwing the region into a sc...

What the EU-Vietnam trade deal means for duties

Recently released details of the European Union's trade agreement with Vietnam show how the deal could boost garment sourcing by EU brands i...

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Vinatex southern office to accelerate investment 25 Apr 2016

Michelle Russell

The state-run Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) has opened an office in Ho Chi Minh City in the south of the country to accelerate the implementation of several major projects and help prepare for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement.

Garment industry leading Cambodia's growth 20 Apr 2016

Michelle Russell

Cambodia's garment industry is leading the country's real growth, new figures show, making it one of the fastest growing countries in East Asia. 

Cambodia Senate passes trade union law 18 Apr 2016

Michelle Russell

Cambodia's Senate has passed a controversial draft trade union law that has caused concern over its alleged non-compliance with ILO conventions.

Inditex works towards Vietnam trade union network 15 Apr 2016

Michelle Russell

Plans to create a national trade union network for workers in Inditex's Vietnamese supply chain have taken a step forward as part of a global framework agreement (GFA) between the Spanish retail giant and IndustriAll. 

Surge in metal detect, structural, ethical audits 11 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

Pressure on apparel brands and retailers to improve product quality and safety has led to a surge in metal control audits carried out by one audit and compliance firm – with more than 87% of inspected apparel failing metal detection tests.

Unions to keep watch on Cambodia worker rights 7 Apr 2016

Michelle Russell

A global union has said it will continue to "keep watch" on Cambodia to ensure workers' rights are respected after a controversial new trade union law was adopted earlier this week. 

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