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Vietnam grows share of US apparel imports in 2016

Falling prices and an industry focus on specialisation and increasing value added have all helped Vietnam increase its share of US imports o...

Business as usual for Vietnam sourcing without TPP

Vietnam's clothing and textile industry has been assessing the impact of losing a huge anticipated garment export boost under the Trans-Paci...

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...

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Vietnam apparel exports miss 2016 target 14 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

Vietnam's apparel sector must "seriously analyse and assess" its market performance and business prospects if it is to remain competitive, after the country's garment industry body revealed exports missed the target set for 2016.

SGS expands Vietnam testing operations 1 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

Testing and inspection  company SGS is expanding its reach throughout Vietnam, opening a new consumer product testing laboratory in Hai Phong to complement its existing facilities in Ho Chi Minh City.

Cambodia clothing exports at risk from Brexit 17 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

Cambodia’s textile and apparel export sector could face both short and long-term risks as a result of the UK leaving the EU, while the country's recent rise to lower-middle income status could add to its challenges, the International Labor Organization (ILO) has warned.

Itochu to help Vinatex move up the value chain 17 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

The Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) has signed a co-operation agreement with Japanese conglomerate Itochu Corp in a move expected to help develop a change in production method and the joint development and supply of textile items for the global market.

Unifi expands Repreve distribution in Vietnam 10 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

US yarn maker Unifi has partnered with Century Synthetic Fibre Corp to take its Repreve recycled filament fibre into Vietnam.

Safety training for Cambodia garment firms 16 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has partnered with testing and inspection services provider TÜV SÜD to offer members workshops and awareness programmes relating to international quality and safety standards.

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