Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Footwear association in Cambodia to operate under garment body
Footwear association in Cambodia to operate under garment body
13
Jul '11
A footwear association has been granted permission by the Cambodian Government to operate under the gamut of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC).

Representatives of 37 of the 38 footwear factories operating in the Kingdom approved this move of the Government, with one absentee.

Minister of Commerce, Cham Prasidh, while talking with GMAC members and footwear factory owners, admitted that it was not easy for the factories to individually approach the Government to resolve their issues, and having an association could help in finding solutions to the problems faced by the industry.

He further said that as Minister of Commerce he wishes that the footwear factories should have collective bargaining capacity with the Government.

He said the Government would not like the entrepreneurs to exit the industry due to the issues coming in their way. Instead, it would like to develop an interactive platform for dialogue for the footwear units, he stated.

The footwear sector has developed at great pace in Cambodia. Registering a year-on-year rise of 55.82 percent, the industry last year exported footwear items worth around US$ 172 million.

Van Sou Ieng, Chairman of GMAC, welcoming footwear manufacturers as garment association's members, said that the GMAC would be helpful in drawing prospective buyers to the factories. He added that the footwear manufacturers can even enhance their production through cooperation with the association.

Footwear sector is considered a priority area for development of the Cambodian economy, and has a potential to grow by around 80 to 100 percent this year, Mr Ieng said.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Li & Fung

Textiles | On 24th Mar 2017

Li & Fung forms new supply chain partnership with PVH Corp

Li & Fung Limited, the world's leader in consumer goods design,...

Courtesy: Alizilla

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Mar 2017

Alibaba's eWTP finds first overseas base in Malaysia

In a step towards using the internet to bring small businesses around ...

Textiles | On 24th Mar 2017

BJMC to produce cotton-jute blended denim fabrics

To meet demand from the market, Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation...

Interviews View All

Giovanni Pizzamiglio, Paolo Crespi & Riccardo Robustelli
Epson, For.Tex & F.lli Robustelli

‘The percentage share of printing in the global textile market is pretty...

Shiladitya K Joshi
Truetzschler India Private Limited

India ITME provides a platform to interact with our stakeholders

Hannah Lane
Redress

Encouragement from brands will motivate supply chains to become more...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
March 2017

March 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search