Vietnam, US promote footwear trade post-pandemic
Vietnam, US promote footwear trade post-pandemic.
An interactive video conference on “Promoting Vietnam – US Trade in Footwear Post COVID-19” took place in Washington DC on May 27 (US time) to connect Vietnamese producers and American distributors and retailers.
The conference was co-hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (Vietrade), the Vietnam Trade Office in the US in partnership with Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA), the Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association (Lefaso), and USAID Linkages for Small and Medium Enterprises (LinkSME), to boost the export of footwear – one of Vietnam’s main foreign currency earners – to the US.
It was the first video conference ever held bringing Vietnam’s footwear sector and a foreign market together.
The event presented Vietnamese firms with the latest updates on the US’s footwear market and how it is being affected by COVID-19. US experts also advised Vietnamese footwear makers on specific market segments they should focus on and how to improve competitiveness and properly access the US market.
Shipments of footwear to the US grew 10 percent year-on-year to 1.56 billion USD in the first quarter of this year.