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Where next for minimum wages in Cambodia, Vietnam?

Cambodia's tripartite talks that will set a new minimum wage limit for 2018 for the country's garment and textile sector opened this week, a...

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...

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Vietnam to limit hazardous chemicals in apparel 24 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has implemented a new regulation on the use of formaldehyde and azo dyes in textile and apparel products sold in the country.

Cambodia garment factory investment growing 16 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has given the green light to over US$11m worth of projects to open garment factories in the country.

Vietnam garment sector urged to invest in technology 15 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

Investing in new technology to reduce production costs will help Vietnam's textile and apparel industry increase its competitive edge, the country's industry association has said.

APEC leaders call for open trade and strengthening of WTO 15 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

Asia-Pacific leaders have pledged to work together to make trade more inclusive, support improved market access opportunities, and address unfair trade practices.

TPP 11 nations move trade pact forward with new name 14 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

Trade ministers from 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership nations have agreed on core elements of the new trade pact that is moving forward despite the absence of the US from the agreement.

Cambodia garment and footwear exports to slow in 2017 30 Oct 2017

Michelle Russell

Cambodia's garment and footwear exports will likely experience slower growth this year – although this is not expected to be indicative of an overall decline, the country's garment association has said.

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