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Vietnamese handicrafts industry facing several problems
24
Sep '11
Scarcity of workers, mounting prices of inputs and tough competition from foreign countries are among the problems being faced by the Vietnamese handicrafts industry.

In spite of such problems, Vietnamese handicrafts industry has achieved a stable business growth rate of 11 to 15 percent in exports over the last 10 years, Dao Thu Vinh, Deputy Director of the Ha Noi Department of Industry and Trade, said while addressing a conference in Ha Noi.

Vietnam's handicraft exports have grown from US$ 200 million in 2000 to over US$ 1.5 billion in 2010.

Presently, the country's handicraft items are exported to 120 countries and provinces across the world, with Taiwan, Russia, South Korea, the US and Japan being the leading destinations.

However, obsolete technology, weak production capacity and feeble designs are the main issues coming in the way of industry's growth, Ms. Vinh said.

She added that over the past few years the Department has assisted the handicraft manufacturers with preparation of unique handicraft items and have even organised foreign visits for the firms to help them tap new overseas clients.

The Department has also joined hands with the Ha Noi Industrial Promotion and Development Consultancy Centre and Bac Ha Trade and Media Group for organizing the first ever Ha Noi Craft Show 2011, which would be held in Ha Noi from November 8 to 12.

The first handicraft trade fair to be organized in the country's capital is expected to provide a good opportunity to handicraft makers, especially from northern Vietnam, to penetrate into world markets, Vinh said.

The trade event is likely to attract participation of around 300 entrepreneurs who would display silk and other handicraft items at the expo.

As revealed by the Vietnam Handicraft Exporters Association Vice Chairman Le Ba Ngoc, the management board for the expo would also make available new handicraft designs for interested firms.

Moreover, on the sidelines of the exposition, Spanish and French experts would provide expert guidance on modes of producing better designs.

A seminar would also be organized to disseminate information regarding the handicraft trade prospects in northern Europe and in the United States.

Vietnam has around 1,400 craft villages which serve as a source of livelihood for around 70,000 workers who are involved in designing around 300 unique products.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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