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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

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Is Vietnam ready to reap the benefits of TPP?

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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.

Trade union joint platform agreed for Vietnam 19 May 2016

Michelle Russell

A joint platform for trade union cooperation has been agreed in Vietnam in a move designed to improve the exchange of information and coordination of union activities.

Vietnam textile sector calls for strategy update 3 May 2016

Michelle Russell

Vietnam's apparel and textile industry is calling on the country's government to revise its "out of date" 2020 development plan with a vision that will match the country's progress and improve its competitiveness.

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