Nearly 200 Nike factories in Vietnam resume production

A Nike store in Vietnam.

The Vietnamese government portal (VGP News) on November 3 reported that all of Nike’s manufacturing plants in Vietnam have resumed production and the company is committed to expanding investment in Vietnam.

According to VGP News, the above information was informed by Mr. Noel Kinder, Sustainable Development Director of Nike Corporation to Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh during a meeting on November 2 on the sidelines of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change. 26th (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland.

At the meeting, Mr. Noel Kinder announced that all nearly 200 Nike factories in localities that were disrupted by COVID-19 had returned to production,” VGP News wrote.

The portal also quoted Mr. Kinder as adding that Nike “committed to continuing to invest and expand production in Vietnam.”

According to Bloomberg, a Nike representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment on this news.

Last month, Lao Dong newspaper quoted Mr. Pham Tuan Anh, Deputy Director of the Industry Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade, voicing a denial of the information that Nike corporation moved from Vietnam to China and Indonesia because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, Mr. Tuan Anh admitted that in the past time, Nike had “transferred orders to factories in some other countries” to timely deliver goods and ensure on-time production.

According to Reuters, nearly half of Nike’s footwear products are made in Vietnam.

Previously, CNN, New York Times, Reuters all cited sources from representatives of major footwear and clothing brands such as Nike, Addidas, Under Armor, PacSun, etc., said about the prolonged closure of factories in Vietnam. In the past few months, Vietnam has had a heavy impact on the supply of their goods, causing these corporations to consider the option of relocating production facilities out of Vietnam. (Translated)


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