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Textiles and clothing in Asian graduating LDCs: Challenges and options

25 March 2022

The Textile and Clothing Sector in Asian Graduating Least Developed Countries: Challenges and Ways Forward

Textile and clothing firms in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Nepal risk losing trade preferences in the near future, as their countries move from least developed to developing country status. This report outlines country strategies to address the transition for this important sector. ITC’s contribution included a survey of international fashion brands, retailers, sourcing agents and local manufacturers.

This UN publication combines research on trade (World Trade Organization), global value chains (UN Conference on Trade and Development), firm-level perspectives (International Trade Centre), and country studies (UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs).