Apparel maker Roo Hsing Garment Co Ltd on Tuesday posted a 89.6 per cent year-on-year jump in nine month pre-tax profit on the back of surging orders to the US from its plants in Cambodia and Vietnam.

The company said its pre-tax profit in the first nine months of 2002 was NT$81m (US$2.3m) versus NT$43m (US$1.2m) in the year-ago period as it reaped the rewards of Vietnam's recent trade deal with the US.

Roo Hsing, which exports around 240,000 garments a month to the US from its Vietnamese factory, said its full order book at its Cambodian plant has led to some production being contracted.

The company expects to generate revenue of NT$2.9 billion (US$83m) this year along with a pre-tax profit of NT$140m (US$4m).