A shortage of raw materials remained an obstacle that needed to be removed if Vietnamese textiles and garment enterprises want to seize export opportunities in the European Union under the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).
VN businesses keen to remove hurdles amid COVID-19 epidemic
Management agencies have put in place drastic steps in a bid to support businesses as they actively seek out sources of raw materials to be used in production whilst boosting trade promotion activities.
Textile and footwear firms go local to survive pandemic
While most textile and footwear enterprises in Vietnam struggled to find alternative sources of raw materials to maintain production, some with local sources have survived during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Industries hit as epidemic cuts off raw materials
The textile industry suffers from a shortage of raw materials since they are mostly imported from China, which is reeling under the coronavirus epidemic.
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VN materials industry urged to reduce reliance
VietNamNet Bridge – Pham Xuan Duong, deputy head of the Party's Central Economic Committee, tells Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times) why the country spends so much on imports.