Int’l conference promotes product safety, local exporters’ compliance hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA)
Product safety and compliance to export markets’ requirements were discussed at an international conference in Ho Chi Minh City on November 15.

The event was organised by the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam - HCM City chapter and the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA ).

Speaking at the event, Director General of German TUV Rheinland Vietnam Frank Juettner, said Vietnamese enterprises need to comply with legal regulations and the requirements of each export market.

Vietnamese exporters need to focus on developing brand names and labeling to ensure their products meet international safety standards, Juettner said.

He suggested that ministries, sectors and businesses develop a management system for a supply chain from materials to finished products, especially for apparel and footwear.

AAFA Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Nate Herman said all stakeholders in a supply chain, such as producers, exporters and partners need to communicate closely with one another and comply with legal regulations.

According to experts, Vietnam will need to join global supply chains and customs reform to fulfill its commitments it has made to join the free trade agreements (FTA), such as the Trans Pacific Partnership and the Vietnam – Europe FTA.

Business representatives pointed to difficulties facing them in meeting the US requirements, particularly the safety requirements of each state.-VNA