Craft industry struggles to find export markets

Vietnam’s handicrafts face many challenges in producing and finding export markets, while integrating into the world economy although it has the potential for economic development.

According to statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Agricultural Trade Promotion Centre, there are nearly 1,750 traditional craft villages across the country, providing employment to about 13 million people, in which 35 per cent are regular labourers and the remainder are seasonal employees.

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