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Trade war

Trade war buoys apparel industry in Bangladesh and Vietnam

Production shift likely to pick up as buyers look beyond China

Workers at a garment factory in Bac Giang province, near Hanoi. Vietnam's apparel industry is benefiting from buyers looking increasingly beyond China.   © Reuters

HANOI/MUMBAI -- The trade spat between Washington and Beijing is providing a tailwind for garment production hubs like Bangladesh and Vietnam, as more companies move away from China to avoid U.S. tariffs and sanctions.

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