DHAKA – Suppliers from the world’s second and third largest textile and garment hubs, Bangladesh and Vietnam, are struggling to fulfil export orders due to the impact of the coronavirus on Chinese supply chains. In both countries, more than 50 per cent of textile and textile-related goods, including garment accessories, are imported from China, leaving many local suppliers struggling to complete orders on time – or at all.
In addition, both countries are heavily dependent on capital machinery and spare parts from China for their respective textile and garment industries.
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