VOV.VN - Over one year after coming into effect, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has posed both challenges and served to create a wealth of opportunities for domestic businesses, according to insiders.
The leather and footwear sector needs to develop supporting industry to reduce reliance on the import of raw materials, enhance competitiveness and boost high-value exports, said Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Cao Quoc Hung.
The national trade promotion programme in 2018 will support key sectors, markets and prioritise the development of brand names of some key products.
Vietnamese leather and footwear exporters must comply with the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement’s rules of origin and be prepared to deal with EU barriers and anti-dumping measures, speakers said at a seminar held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 17.
VOV.VN - Labor productivity is a key factor in the competitiveness of every business and every economy. Vietnam’s labor productivity has been increasing, growing 6.5% in 2015.
The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoIT) is urging local footwear makers to further invest in support industries instead of depending excessively on imported raw materials and losing out on profits and competitiveness.
A project to help footwear enterprises meet product safety requirements was launched in Hanoi on September 30.