Amidst ongoing trade war between the US and China, Malaysia is seeing a huge potential of enhancing textile exports to the US. One of the buyers, at the recently concluded Heimtextil Trade Show, said if US firms decide to quit China, Malaysia could be ideal replacement mainly owing to latter’s superior textile quality. He added that many US buyers are now becoming aware of this unbalanced dependence on China, besides a lot of overseas importers have often faced quality concerns with Chinese products.
Another participant, Nature World Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, too received good enquiries. The company manufactures home textile products. The event witnessed good participation from Asean countries, including eight from Indonesia, three from Malaysia and eight from Vietnam.
Olaf Schmidt, Vice President, Textiles and Textile Technologies, Messe Frankfurt expressed delight at ASEAN region’s potential and said that soon countries like Vietnam, Malaysia and Bangladesh would become key players in the global textile supply chain.