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Lefaso backs calls for new leather clusters in Vietnam
2018/6/20 15:36:54 Source: footwearbiz Author: 点击率:

Production and export of finished products, particularly shoes, in Vietnam is going well enough for the government there to have given the leather industry an export target of $20 billion for 2018. This is a 10% increase on last year’s target.

Lefaso, the Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association, has said leather and footwear exports account for nearly 10% of Vietnam’s total export revenues. At the same time, 50% of domestic demand for leather and shoes is met by Vietnam-based manufacturers and the sector employs more than 1 million people.

However, these manufacturer are still having to import almost 60% of raw materials, the association has pointed out. It backs calls from some footwear manufacturers for the development of proper clusters, with new tanneries and shoe factories sharing the same site, with advanced wastewater treatment built into the infrastructure.

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