Vietnamese textile company Thai Tuan has exported about US$4 million worth of brocade to Dubai and the Middle East for fiscal 2003, an increase of US$1m over the previous year.

It has also found new export markets for the second consecutive year, with its first rolls of brocade cloth to be shipped to the United States in 2004.

Domestically, Thai Tuan recently invested US$1.3m in building new factories and a distribution centre at the Vinh Loc Industrial Park.