Cambodia’s garment manufacturers urge buyers to honour purchasing contracts

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) on Thursday (April 2) called on all international buyers to honour their purchasing contracts in order to ensure the livelihoods of millions of Cambodian workers and the survival of factories in the kingdom.

In an open letter, GMAC said all parties in the global apparel supply chain are feeling the extreme burden caused by Covid-19. However, manufacturers (factories) operate on razor-thin margins and have much less ability to shoulder such burden as compared to their customers (buyers).

“The consequential burden faced by our workers who still need to put food on the table is enormous and extreme,” GMAC said.

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