Vietnam in the global garment and textile value chain: Impacts on firms and workers

Khalid Nadvi, John T. Thoburn, Bui Tat Thang, Nguyen Thi Thanh Ha, Nguyen Thi Hoa, Dao Hong Le, Enrique B. Blanco De Armas

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Over the course of little more than a decade, Vietnam has become a significant exporter of garments to the EU and Japan, and now to the US too. Based on interviews with firms and buyers, and analysis of trade data, this paper traces how Vietnamese garment and textile firms are inserted into global garment and textile value chains. It considers ties between the Vietnamese garment and textiles industries, And. it reflects on how the nature of insertion into global value chains leads to differentiated gains for state owned and private enterprises, and for textile and garment workers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-123
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of International Development
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004

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