Handbag production at Binh Tien Company in Dong Nai Province. (Photo: SGGP)

Optimistic signs for leather, footwear industry

Like other industries, the leather and footwear industry has also encountered many difficulties due to the influence of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, according to many experts, with the pandemic being controlled fairly well and the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) taking effect from the beginning of August, the leather and footwear industry will recover soon.
Workers make leather bags for export at a company in District 12 in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: SGGP)

Footwear industry amid opportunities to promote exports

Footwear industry has opportunities to expand export market as free trade agreements were signed or in the progress to be signed; however, in order to take advantage of these opportunities, the industry needs to tackle its shortcomings and improve its competitiveness based on the activeness of firms and the support of policies and representative organizations.