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Editor’s pick“You could say I was destined for a career in woodworking”

Vietnam, Yue Fa, wooden furniture

Mr Li Tung Hui, Yue Fa Wooden JS Company Yue Fa Wooden Joint Stock Company is now in the hands of the second generation. Managing Director Li Tung Hui runs all three factories in Vietnam and can be considered successful. But he says it was not the case when he first joined his father’s business. Mr Li sighs and smiles when he shares that …

Editor’s pickKaiser: Writing the future of a success story

Kaiser, Vietnam, Binh Duong

Charles Lo, CEO of the Kaiser Group The Kaiser Group is well-known in the furniture industry as one of the largest exporters in Asia. CEO Charles Lo shares what it’s like to run a success story. Kaiser’s story dates back to Taiwan in the 1960s—when forestry was a proper, profitable profession then. The Group is founded by …


VIFA Woodmac Vietnam 2017

There can be no question that Vietnam is now Southeast Asia’s hottest hub for wood products manufacturing. In fact, if government policies continue to be favourably inclined towards the industry, its value could reach US$20 billion in the next 10 years. From 23 to 25 August, these woodworking technologies will be showcased at the inaugural …

Editor’s pickVietnam: Navigating, negotiating new challenges

Vietnam, challenges

Vietnam’s furniture industry has a host of issues to address to remain competitive amidst the country’s growing popularity as a manufacturing hub. There can be no question that Vietnam is currently Southeast Asia’s hottest hub for wood products manufacturing. Where China used to be the world’s powerhouse for …

EU and Vietnam conclude VPA negotiations

EU, Vietnam, VPA, FLEGT

The EU and Vietnam have formally concluded negotiations towards a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), by initialling the document. Initialling indicates that both parties confirm that the text is what they agreed. It sets the stage for the parties to later sign and ratify the agreement, after which the VPA will become legally binding. The VPA …

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