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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 minimum wage set to increase 6.5% in 2018 15 Aug 2017

Leonie Barrie

Vietnam's minimum wage is expected to rise by 6.5% next year – but the increase will be the lowest in 11 years.


TrimTec leather label production begins in Vietnam 15 Aug 2017

Hannah Abdulla

Eco-friendly leather manufacturer ISA TanTec has set up its TrimTec production line in Saigon, becoming what is thought to be one of the first leather label manufacturers in Vietnam.


US and Cambodia to tackle trade facilitation, IPR 15 Aug 2017

Hannah Abdulla

The United States and Cambodia have agreed to establish a number of working group to tackle issues including intellectual property, after the Office of the US Trade Representative earlier this year expressed concerns over the wide availability of fake garments in Cambodia.


Cambodia port investment to boost trade volumes 9 Aug 2017

Michelle Russell

Trade volumes at Cambodia’s Sihanoukville port are expected to grow thanks to Japanese investment that will see the construction of a new container terminal and improved cargo handling capacity.


Vietnam supplier blockaded over pollution concerns 9 Aug 2017

Michelle Russell

Apparel brands could begin facing delays in production if Vietnamese villagers at Uniqlo supplier Pacific Crystal Textiles continue to blockade the factory over alleged pollution concerns.


Vietnam textile and garment exports jump 48% in H1 18 Jul 2017

Hannah Abdulla

Vietnam has seen a massive 48.3% surge in garment, textile, fibre and yarn exports in the first six months of the year.

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