U.S. Cotton Spinning Mills Tour Vietnam
The COTTON USA Sourcing Program organized a delegation of U.S. cotton spinning mills to visit Vietnam to meet with potential customers in preparation for “yarn forward” provisions of the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. The trip coincided with the conclusion of TPP negotiations.
“CCI has given us a great opportunity to explore the market potential for U.S. cotton yarns in Vietnam in preparation for the TPP," said John Garris, Vice President of Sales for Frontier Spinning. "This trip has allowed the U.S. cotton yarn industry to see more in one week than we would have been able to do so alone, and has been very valuable for us.”
Buhler Quality Yarns, Frontier Spinning and Parkdale participated in a seminar with the Vietnamese industry to introduce U.S. manufactured cotton yarns. They participated in one-on-one meetings with 20 companies during a private trade fair in Ho Chi Minh City.
The mills also visited 12 companies in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to learn more about the Vietnamese textile industry’s yarn requirements. The delegation met with companies from Korea and Taiwan with large investments in Vietnam, as well as Vietnamese mills.