Hensol told Reuters: "if the factory does not know when they will get raw materials from China in the second week of March, they may stop working for 2-3 weeks." Four factories have expressed their concerns to the government. The four factories employ about 3000 employees.
In February 11th, there were foreign media reports:
The Ministry of labour of Kampuchea said on Monday (February 10th) that the new crown virus epidemic caused delays in raw materials supply from China, and that at least four textile factories in Kampuchea might be closed down.
Kampuchea Labor Department spokesman Hensol said the delivery of clothing, yarn, buttons and soles will be extended.
Hensol told Reuters: "if the factory does not know when they will get raw materials from China in the second week of March, they may stop working for 2-3 weeks."
He said four factories have expressed their concerns to the government. The four factories employ about 3000 employees.
On the other hand, the EU will decide on Wednesday (February 12th) whether it will suspend the special trade preferences it enjoys because of the human rights issue in Kampuchea.
According to the EU's special trade treatment for the less developed countries, all goods except weapons, Everything but Arms, Kampuchea is exempt from tariffs on almost all goods exported to the EU.
Some global clothing and footwear brands including Adidas, Puma and Levi's wrote to Kampuchea leader Hong Sen, pointing out that Kampuchea's labour and human rights record may lead to sanctions on its clothing industry.
China shoe factory did not start, India shoe factory complained
According to Taiwan media reported on February 6th:
As the shoe factories in China have not yet started, the footwear industry in India has also been hit.
Singh Singh, general manager of Woodland, a footwear manufacturer in India, said that 10% of her shoes and special footwear materials were from China and are now interrupted by the outbreak. If China's raw material exports continue to break, it may cause a 5% to 10% loss of business to woodland.
Singh pointed out that woodland is trying to transfer orders from China to other places, but it takes time.
India's auto industry has also been affected, and the supply of components has been disrupted. Rajeev Chaba, President of MG Motor India, India, said that China is on a long vacation. At present, the impact of supply disruption on business is not yet known, but if supplies continue to disrupt, it will have an impact on India's auto industry.
All the affected industries are looking forward to China's full resumption of work, which can ease the problem of supply disruption.