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Covid & EU duty-free loss double blow for Cambodia

The Covid-19 pandemic could not have come at a worse time for Cambodia’s garment sector, since it coincides with the partial withdrawal of t...

US industry concern at potential Vietnam tariffs

Plans by the US Trade Representative to launch a Section 301 investigation on Vietnam – a move that could pave the way for imposition of new...

Vietnam apparel sector eyes 2021 Covid-19 rebound

Vietnam clothing industry insiders say they are optimistic that the country’s apparel supply chain will emerge strengthened from the Covid-1...

How will EU trade curb affect Cambodia apparel?

Cambodia's garment industry, already buffeted by the coronavirus pandemic, is set for a further hit after the European Union decided to susp...

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US holds back on imposing duties on Vietnamese goods 18 Jan 2021

Hannah Abdulla

The US has decided it will not impose tariff increases on goods from Vietnam for the time being, bringing relief to footwear and apparel brands and retailers across the country. 


Vietnam's latest labour code finally takes effect 8 Jan 2021

Leonie Barrie

The revised Vietnam Labour Code that came into effect from 1 January 2021 brings new rights for workers and employers and more closely aligns the country’s laws with universal fundamental labour rights.


US retail sector says Vietnam tariffs will hike consumer prices 4 Jan 2021

Michelle Russell

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has urged the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) to avoid placing tariffs on imports of Vietnamese goods and rely on other remedies to address trade complaints as it has released a report revealing the price of goods from the country could increase by up to 23%, triggering a hunt for new sources of supply.


US apparel sector calls for proper Vietnam investigation 23 Dec 2020

Michelle Russell

The US apparel sector is one of a number of industries calling on the Trump Administration to conduct a proper investigation into Vietnam's recent designation as a currency manipulator by allowing the public to respond.


Crystal Vietnam knits factory gains green building certification 18 Dec 2020

Beth Wright

Hong Kong-based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group has been granted EDGE green building certification for its newly designed Vietnam knits factory, Regent Garment Factory Limited.


Vietnam eyes US$55bn in clothing exports by 2025 14 Dec 2020

Hannah Abdulla

Vietnam's garment sector has set a US$55bn target for exports by 2025, but orders are expected to be lower over the next year as the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.

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