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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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Cambodia petitions US for GSP extension to footwear 20 Oct 2017

Michelle Russell

The industry body representing Cambodia’s garment sector is understood to have submitted a petition to the US Government asking for an extension to the duty-free privileges of the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) scheme to include footwear.

Cambodia drops contentious clauses from wage law 18 Oct 2017

Michelle Russell

Cambodia's Labour Ministry is to drop two contentious clauses from a proposed minimum wage law that would have prevented independent research into the annual negotiation process and established labour courts to resolve disputes.

Cambodia pushes for fabric-forward rule in RCEP talks 17 Oct 2017

Michelle Russell

Cambodia's garment manufacturers have urged the government to push for the fabric-forward rule during negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – a move that could hurt the sector if not included.

Inditex supplier unions work to boost labour rights 16 Oct 2017

Beth Wright

A workshop in Vietnam has seen 33 trade union leaders from Inditex supplier garment factory unions review their network's activities for 2017, exchange best practices and set the agenda for 2018 as part of their role to implement a pledge made by the Spanish clothing giant to protect and promote labour conditions throughout its entire supply chain.

Cambodia manufacturers seek help to offset rising labour costs 13 Oct 2017

Hannah Abdulla

The industry body representing Cambodia's garment sector has called on the government to help manufacturers offset a higher minimum wage and worker-benefit package due to come into play in 2018.

Vietnam textile sector opposes polyester import tariff 13 Oct 2017

Michelle Russell

Vietnam's textile industry has appealed to the country's government not to impose import tariffs on polyester fibre, saying the move would add to the challenges facing textile and garment exporters.

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