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Vietnam misses key targets of textile-garment plan

Eleven years after Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade approved its textile and garment industry development strategy for 2010-2020, th...

Steps to successful sourcing in Vietnam

Trade and political tensions between China and the US have moved many companies to consider sourcing in other areas in Southeast Asia, and e...

Buyer beware – Vietnam sourcing not same as China

US clothing brands and retailers mulling a sourcing switch to Vietnam to avoid the ongoing tariff war with China need to sharpen up – becaus...

Cambodia's garment industry resilience under test

The Cambodian garment industry has had a long run of good growth – but could this come to an end pending reviews by the EU and US into the c...

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Cambodia EBA withdrawal a "dramatic setback" for footwear 19 Feb 2020

Michelle Russell

Cambodia's footwear industry has expressed "disappointment" over the EU's decision to partially suspend the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade benefit, describing the decision as a "dramatic setback" for the sector.

Cambodia urges EU to reconsider partial trade benefit withdrawal 17 Feb 2020

Hannah Abdulla

The organisation representing garment manufacturers in Cambodia (GMAC) has urged the European Commission to reconsider its decision to partially suspend the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade benefit under which it exports goods duty-free to the EU.

Vietnam's footwear sector set to hit 2020 export targets 13 Feb 2020

Michelle Russell

Vietnam’s footwear industry is confident of hitting its export target of US$24bn this year, the sector’s trade association has said, as the country takes advantage of a shift in sourcing as a result of the US-China trade war.

EU ends some trade benefits on Cambodia garments & footwear 12 Feb 2020

Hannah Abdulla

The European Commission has partially withdrawn Cambodia's preferential access to the EU market meaning from mid-August, the country will be charged duties on some garment and footwear products and all travel goods at teh Most Favoured Nation (MFN) rate.

EU-Vietnam free trade deal gets Parliament backing 12 Feb 2020

Michelle Russell

The European sporting goods industry has welcomed Parliament's backing of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), calling it a "turning point" for the expansion of the sector.

Cambodia factories may close as coronavirus hits supplies 11 Feb 2020

Hannah Abdulla

Four textile factories in Cambodia may be forced to stand down operations due to raw material supply interruptions from China related to the Coronavirus outbreak, according to the country's Labour Ministry.

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