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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.


Will new Vietnam wage hinder competitiveness? 19 Oct 2016

Vietnam's National Salary Council may have agreed to increase the country-wide minimum wage next year by the smallest proportion in a decade, but the country's clothing manufacturers are still warning this will be a hike too far.

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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.


Hyosung gets green light for Vietnam facility 6 Sep 2018

South Korean fibre giant Hyosung has been given the green light to build a US$1.2bn complex in Vietnam in a move aimed a solidifying its presence in the country.


Huntsman opens Vietnam formulations facility 23 Aug 2018

Chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Corporation has opened a a multi-purpose facility in Vietnam where it will manufacture formulated systems for footwear.


Kraig Biocraft accelerates Vietnam silk production plan 25 Jul 2018

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, the developer of spider silk-based fibres, is to advance its production ramp-up plan for Prodigy Textiles following meetings with senior Vietnamese officials.