|A face mask production line. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese businesses exported nearly 850 million medical masks in the first eight months of this year.
The General Department of Việt Nam Customs reported more than 70 enterprises exported 135 million medical masks in August alone.
The masks were mainly fabric, fine dust masks, cotton and medical masks.
The largest importers were Japan, South Korea, Germany and the US. In addition, masks were also exported to Hong Kong, Singapore, Poland, Australia, China, Laos and South Africa.
Masks have been a highlight of Vietnamese exports during the pandemic.
Textile and garment enterprises have also quickly adapted machinery and raw materials to make anti-bacterial fabric masks, medical masks and protective goods to fill the gaps when processing orders were delayed.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage in many countries, the demand for masks is still increasing.
Regarding the quality of export masks, the Ministry of Industry and Trade has warned exporters to learn carefully about the function of consulting and testing, especially when businesses want to issue certificates for export to the EU and US markets. — VNS