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Sportswear firms facing skills gap on future technologies 17 Dec 2018

With manufacturing technology advancing at an ever-faster pace, sports apparel and footwear companies need to constantly look for ways to embrace new techniques to compete in an ever-changing landscape, an international industry meeting has been told.


Can Vietnam reach its apparel export potential? 24 May 2018

Vietnam’s clothing exports have surged over the past decade, and the country is widely seen as the ‘next China’ for apparel sourcing. But despite optimism for further expansion under the upcoming CPTPP and EVFTA trade pacts, buyers should instead prepare for limited growth.


Where next for minimum wages in Cambodia and Vietnam? 27 Sep 2017

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, as Vietnam pay discussions are also moving ahead.


Vietnam grows share of US apparel imports in 2016 17 Feb 2017

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


Business as usual for Vietnam sourcing without TPP 12 Dec 2016

Vietnam's clothing and textile industry has been assessing the impact of losing a huge anticipated garment export boost under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) now that US president-elect Donald Trump has promised to sign an executive order pulling out of the 12-nation trade deal.

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Businesses urge swift approval of EU-Vietnam trade deal 14 Jan 2019

A group of European business associations have again joined forces to urge the European Council to approve the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), a deal they say will boost economic growth and promote job creation both in the EU and Vietnam.


Countdown to WFSGI World Manufacturers Forum in Vietnam 23 Nov 2018

With just three weeks to go before next month’s World Manufacturers Forum (WMF), now is your last chance to register for this key event, which brings together leading executives from across the global sporting goods industry and takes place just once a year.


Vietnam ratifies the CPTPP trade pact 14 Nov 2018

Vietnam has become the seventh country to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) – or TPP-11 – which is set to come into force later this year.


Vietnam garment exports rise on US-China trade war 5 Nov 2018

Vietnam’s garment exports are expected to increase by nearly 15% this year, new figures show, boosted by the escalating trade spat between the US and China.


Vietnam urged to invest in footwear industry to boost exports 30 Oct 2018

Vietnamese footwear and apparel manufacturers are being urged to invest in labour and updating machinery if they hope to capitalise on the current US-China trade war and increase export orders.


New project to green Vietnam textile and apparel sector 29 Oct 2018

A new project is underway to improve water management and energy sustainability at textile and apparel factories on Vietnam’s Mekong and Dong Nai deltas.


Vietnam textile, garment exports climb over 17% 29 Oct 2018

Vietnam’s textile and garment sector saw its exports increase over 17% in the first nine months of the year, according to new figures.


Next WFSGI Forum offers new insights into Manufacturing 4.0 25 Oct 2018

The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) is heading to Vietnam for this year's World Manufacturers Forum, where the focus will be on 'Manufacturing 4.0: Steps towards a future vision.'


EU-Vietnam trade pact presented for signature and conclusion 23 Oct 2018

The European Commission has adopted the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements (EVFTA), paving the way for their signature and conclusion.


Coats expands manufacturing presence in Vietnam 24 Sep 2018

Industrial thread maker Coats has increased capacity at its Hung Yen, Vietnam facility, making it one of the company’s largest manufacturing units.