Archive: March 2020


Cambodia stripped of some EU trade preferences

The EU will partially suspend Cambodia’s trade preferences because of systematic violations of human rights.

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Asia Pacific Rayon opens US$1.1bn viscose factory in Indonesia

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has inaugurated the country’s largest integrated viscose production facility.

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Myanmar clothing factories on brink of closure as coronavirus hampers raw material supply

Myanmar could be facing clothing factory shutdowns as the coronavirus epidemic hampers its raw materials supply, according to the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association.

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Philippine lawmaker urges agencies to collaborate to boost textile industry

A Philippine lawmaker has urged government agencies to work together to strengthen the country’s textile industry.

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Biotech company to set up factory in Thailand

Japanese biotechnology company Spiber is constructing its first commercial factory in Thailand, its first facility outside Japan.

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Vietnam urged to source raw materials from Malaysia and India

Vietnam’s textile industry has been urged to source raw materials from Malaysia and India while its main supplier China rides out the storm created by...

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Russian textile and clothing imports from China hit by coronavirus epidemic

Owing to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic in China, almost all Russian textile and clothing producers have begun to search for alternative partners that could replace...

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Hungarian wool industry seeks investment for processing facility

A tender worth €10m (US$10. 8m) is being offered by the Hungarian government to establish a wool processing facility, of which only €4m (US$4.

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Lithuanian producer is first to meet Greenpeace standards

Global environmental organisation Greenpeace has recognised SBA Group company Utenos Trikotazas as the first, and so far only, company in the world to work entirely...

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Estonian clothing company lays off more than 300 workers

Estonian clothing company Baltika Group has laid off more than 300 workers.

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