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The sooner the pandemic is resolved, the better it is for the production of textile products to serve for exporting to many markets throughout the world, especially US market.

US Companies Urge President Joe Biden to Provide More Covid-19 Vaccines to Vietnam
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Recently, the representatives of association of textile and footwear companies in Vietnam and the United States have intense talks related to the provision of COVID-19 vaccines for Vietnam so that Vietnam can better resolve the pandemic soon. The sooner the pandemic is resolved, the better it is for the production of textile products to serve for exporting to many markets throughout the world, especially US market.
Following is the letter from the represenatives of the 90US companies sent directly to the US President: “Dear Mr. President, thank you for your Administration’s efforts to date to help thwart the spread of COVID-19 around the world. In addition to enabling the distribution of vaccines throughout the United States, your Administration has donated more than 110 million doses of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines to 65 of our trading partners.
This is a remarkable accomplishment. The unfortunate reality is that more needs to be done urgently – especially in the hardest hit countries like Vietnam – to avert a humanitarian crisis. Sadly, Vietnam is now experiencing a very severe outbreak of COVID-19, particularly in the south, and the U.S. is best placed to provide the support needed to manage this”.
According to them, Vietnam has emerged as an important economic and supply chain partner of the United States. It is now the second largest supplier of apparel, footwear, and travel goods to the U.S. market. Further, Vietnam has become a major supplier of crucial inputs for America’s small but important footwear manufacturing industry. The American industry employs about 3 million U.S. workers, and they are connected – through these value chains – to many millions more in Vietnam. The health of US’s industry is directly dependent on the health of Vietnam’s industry.
“For the past 18 months, we’ve worked hard to keep our employees safe from this terrible virus – both in the U.S. and around the world. It is in this vein, we are asking you to accelerate the donation of vaccines and other materials to help keep Vietnam on a footing so it can quickly recover. As this crisis is now hitting our employees and their families in Vietnam, it is very much our crisis too”, the representatives stressed.
Last week, the President stated, “We know that COVID-19 in other countries stifles economic growth, disrupts supply chains, risks instability and weakness of governments. And as we’ve seen in the United States, the key to growing economies is to vaccinate people. So just as the American economy is recovering, it’s in all of our interests to have…the global economy begin to recover as well.”

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