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Leather and footwear conference upcoming

Released at: 17:07, 06/07/2015

Leather and footwear conference upcoming

Leather and Footwear Export Promotion Conference being held on July 15 in HCMC.

by Manh Khiem

The Leather and Footwear Export Promotion Conference will be held in Ho Chi Minh City on July 15 by the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency and the Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association (Lefaso).

The conference’s theme is “Business and Export Capacity Building for Leather and Footwear Businesses”, centering on problems facing Vietnam’s footwear industry, solutions to resolve internal difficulties, and how best to export Vietnamese leather and footwear products.

More than 200 enterprises from Vietnam, Italy, the US, Thailand, Taiwan, and Hong Kong will attend the conference, discussing such matters as the export potential of the leather, footwear and handbag industry, market demand, advantages, difficulties and challenges in exports, barriers to international trade, and improving competitiveness in the 2016-2020 period.

In recent years the export potential of Vietnamese footwear has increased rapidly due to rising foreign direct investment (FDI) in the industry. Total export value reached $10.22 billion in 2014. Footwear enterprises with FDI and joint ventures exported goods to many major markets around the world, valued at $7.93 billion.

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