The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.

  • More than 50 workers fainted at a factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, that supplies products to Adidas, among other brands, according to local police and worker representatives. The incident took place at New Orient factory, in the Canadia industrial park. Ath Thorn, president of the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers' Democratic Union, said a two-pronged approach, including checks on the temperature, environment and cooling system was required, alongside calls for the Labour Ministry to monitor factories in a bid to improve work hours, low wages, nutrition and transportation. PHNOM PENH POST

  • The Government of Indian state Telangana is to provide capital and incentives, including infrastructure support and skills development, for the state's textile and apparel sector. The Telangana Textile and Apparel Incentive Scheme 2017, described as a "major boost" by local reports, will see the incentives applicable for both new and existing units for the next five years. TELANGANA TODAY

  • Faisalabad State Minister for Commerce and Textile, Haji Muhammad Akram Ansari, has said that short and long-term remedial strategies will be developed to improve the textile sector, and called for a Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) stakeholder committee to be formed where members will submit proposals that will be presented before Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. PAKISTAN OBSERVER

  • Turkey is to apply a temporary tax rate of 36.28% on imports of Partially Oriented Yarn (POY) from Vietnam. The measure stems from a significant increase in imports of these products in the period 2010-2016. The plaintiff is Korteks Mensucat ve Sanayi Anonim Sirketi. VIETNAM NEWS