Walmart to Buy more Cambodian Garments, Footwear
Retail giant Walmart will raise orders of Cambodian garments and footwear products this year and will also start buying travel goods manufactured in the southeast Asian nation, says a statement by the company. The announcement has come in the backdrop of an escalating diplomatic row between the country and Western nations who have been critical of the current regime. In a letter addressing the government, the retail company said Cambodia is a key element in its international supply chain and it will help Cambodian manufacturers increase competitiveness, productivity and efficiency. It was reported that Walmart officials visited the country in early November to meet top government officials and visit local factories and expressed satisfaction over the quality of garments, footwear and luggage products bearing the ‘Made in Cambodia’ label.