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Cambodia clothing sector faces up to skills gap

Cambodia's apparel industry – of critical importance to its national economy – is struggling to retain experienced workers, which means the...

Vietnam grows share of US apparel imports in 2016

Falling prices and an industry focus on specialisation and increasing value added have all helped Vietnam increase its share of US imports o...

Business as usual for Vietnam sourcing without TPP

Vietnam's clothing and textile industry has been assessing the impact of losing a huge anticipated garment export boost under the Trans-Paci...

Will new Vietnam wage hinder competitiveness?

Vietnam's National Salary Council may have agreed to increase the country-wide minimum wage next year by the smallest proportion in a decade...

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Vietnam 2017 garment exports expected to hit $31bn 21 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

Vietnam's garment industry is expected to reach its export target of US$31bn, the country's national textile and garment group Vinatex has said.


Cambodia minimum wage talks to begin in July 20 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

Minimum wage talks for Cambodia's garment sector will begin in July with a decision expected in October, the Government has said, with calls from Labour Minister Ith Sam Heng not to "politicise" the process.


Skills key to boosting Vietnam garment sector 15 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

Improving the skills of workers in Vietnam's textile and garment industry could help manufacturers tap into the value-added chain by boosting their competitiveness and productivity, an industry expert has said.


US apparel buyers concerned at Cambodia laws 14 Jun 2017

Leonie Barrie

Two pieces of pending legislation in Cambodia that relate to the minimum wage and arbitration of worker-employer disputes are causing concern for US apparel and footwear buyers.


Cambodia subcontracting threat for garment sector 31 May 2017

Michelle Russell

Cambodia’s garment industry could be ramping up its use of subcontractors as new figures show exports continued to grow at a solid pace in 2016 but the number of factories and workers declined.


Second Cambodia factory explosion kills two 10 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

Two workers at a garment factory in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh were killed at the weekend after a boiler exploded, injuring four others – the second such incident in recent weeks.

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