Association calls for efforts to boost Lao clothing sector

wcms 646548The Association of Lao Garment Industry (ALGI) has encouraged every village in the country to have at least one shop stocked with clothing produced locally, aiming to reduce imports and control the inflation rate of the country.

ALGI president Dr Xaybandith Rasphone was quoted by local media as saying that Lao people should use Lao products to replace imports. Curbing expenditure in foreign currencies is also important to prevent imported goods from being brought into the country illicitly and priced higher than necessary, he said.

For the full story, see the November 2022 edition of Textiles South East Asia.


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