Hyosung to increase investment in Vietnam
South Korea-based textile and chemicals company, Hyosung Corporation is likely to increase its investment in Vietnam, encouraged by good earnings by its Vietnamese subsidiary and a slew of measures taken by the Government to attract foreign investment in the Southeast Asian nation. The company may increase its spandex and tyre-cord production capacity.
In fact, Hyosung’s Vietnamese subsidiary registered the best earnings among the 26 Hyosung subsidiaries, according to the information filed with Korea’s integrated financial regulator, Financial Supervisory Service. The good earnings are despite the Trump administration announcing the pull-out of the US from the 12-nation TPP agreement, which was expected to boost manufacturing in Vietnam.
Several Korean companies had raised their investment in Vietnamese textile sector, in order to take advantage from the TPP, which would have lowered tariffs on Vietnamese products exported to the US. However, following the US decision to not to go ahead with the TPP, these companies put a halt on their investment plans.