Better compliance for development

In the recent years, the international buyers are paying more and more attention to the home décor and handicraft products of Vietnam. However, according to the recent survey conducted by the Vietnam Handicraft Exporters Association, 67.4% of them is also demanding their Vietnamese suppliers to meet international compliances, especially the quality compliances (31.9%), social compliances (24.6%) and environmental compliances (22.3%). Besides, other compliances related to the security, fire…are also the increasing concerns of the buyers

Facing this situation, to maintain and develop international markets, Vietnamese handicraft companies focus on the building capacity and implementing of the various international compliances which are popularly applied by the buyers like BSCI, ISO, REACH, SA8000…, and at the same time, to study about other alternative compliances like Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), Factory Capability & Capacity Audit (FCCA) that are being required by the US buyers…

So far, with the restless efforts, there’s over 73% of the Vietnamese handicraft companies acquired comprehensive knowledge on the compliances. This is an encouraging figure, it allows Vietnamese handicraft companies to proactively approach influential international buyers, at the same time, to offer international buyers better opportunities to find qualified suppliers for the international market.

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