Vietnam firms look for alternative sources of raw materials as epidemic closes China market


Workers at a textile factory. Vietnamese enterprises have already started looking to alternative sources of raw materials to deal with a shortage of raw materials due to the epidemic in China. VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vũ

HCM CITY, Feb 17 (Vietnam News/ANN) — Vietnamese companies, many of whom are facing a shortage of feedstock and raw materials as a result of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China, have started looking at alternative sources.

The epidemic has had a significant impact on public health, transportation, tourism, education, and, importantly, trade and commerce, experts said.

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