HCM City to host Cotton Day 2017 for first time hinh anh 1Hanoi-based Dong Phat Joint Stock Company's factory produces cotton fibre for export to China (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
The Cotton Day 2017, the first of its kind in Vietnam, will take place in Ho Chi Minh City on September 12.

The event will be jointly organised by the Vietnam Cotton and Spinning Association (VCOSA), the Vietnam Textile and Garment Association (VITAS) and the US Cotton Council International (CCI) to connect Vietnamese firms in the industry for sustainable partnership and development.

The Cotton Day 2017 will include a seminar and a fashion show. The seminar is set to discuss Vietnam-US relations, Vietnam’s garment-textile industry and impacts from the US trade policy, and purchase trends.

The Cotton Day is one of CCI’s biggest events in Asia. The event was initiated in Japan in the 1990s and has been held in the Republic of Korea, China, Thailand, and Bangladesh.

According to VITAS, despite challenges facing Vietnam’s garment and textile sector, including pressure from anti-dumping tax on fibre in Turkey and India, the sector still earned 19.8 billion USD from exports in the first eight months of 2017, up 9.9 percent year on year.-VNA