VN exports over 415 million face coverings in first four months

Viet Nam has exported 415.7 million cloth masks, fine dust masks, and two-layer cotton masks worth US$ 63.19 million since the beginning of 2020, the Viet Nam Customs reported.

VN exports over 415 million face coverings in first four months

Vietnamese textile and garment firms have been receiving constant orders from the U.S. and Europe due to the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Japan has been the largest importer with 32.7 million masks, followed by the Republic of Korea (17.1 million), Germany (11.1 million), the U.S. (10.4 million), Hong Kong (4.1 million), Singapore (1.8 million), Poland (1.5 million), and Australia (1.5 million), China (1.5 million).

Regarding export of masks, the Government issued Resolution No. 60 on April 29 to lift required licenses for exports of medical masks, thus allowing companies to increase export of masks to countries and territories heavily hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, there areabout20 textile companies in Viet Nam producing anti-bacterial cloth face masks.

The domesticfirms also no longer haveto rely on imported materials such as antibacterial fabricsor chemical substance. They could produce antibacterial fabrics made from domestically biological materials.

(Source: VGP)