Many enterprises in the leather and footwear have a impressive growth during this time

According to Ms. Nguyen Thi Xuan Thuy, Head of the Department of Integration Strategy and Policy under the Institute of Industrial Policies and Strategies, among 3,000 leather and footwear enterprises, only 17 have design activities, and 400 enterprises produce auxiliary materials and accessories or processing intermediate stages. Raw and auxiliary materials for leather and footwear only focus on average and over-average product lines. The rest still have to be imported, making the added value of products not high. Therefore, the domestic supporting industries are still the sector that needs developing if the leather and footwear industry wants to make a strong breakthrough.