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Expo showcases high-end products of textile and garment industry

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Expo showcases high-end products of textile and garment industry

The four-day event brings together nearly 1,200 businesses from more than 20 countries and territories around the world, including Canada, Singapore, Netherlands, the US, and host country, Vietnam.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Phan Chi Dung, Head of the Light Industry Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), said that in course of its 28 editions, the annual expo has established itself as a major event not only for the Vietnam’s garment and textile industry, but also for other businesses operating in the field.

The event has also served as a trustworthy venue for domestic and international businesses to seek opportunities for cooperation, investment and partnership while updating latest products and equipment in the industry, he stressed.

For Vietnamese businesses, the expo has served as a platform for new ideas and has been a step forward in advancing the localisation rate in their operation, improve product quality, meet the increasing demand of foreign customers and effectively integrate into the regional and international market, he noted.

The expo, jointly organised by the Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group, and the Ho Chi Minh City Association of Garment, Textile, Embroidery and Knitting, will be on till April 8 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre, 799 Nguyen Van Linh Boulevard, Tan Phu ward district 7.

Textile and garment is one of the industries that brought the highest export turnover to Vietnam. In 2016, the industry reached a total export turnover of US$ 28.5 billion, up 5.2% over the previous year. Major importers of Vietnam's textiles and garments are the US, Japan and the Republic of Korea.

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‘Get someone up here. We’re all dying.’

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