NIKE EMPLOYS 330,000 VIETNAMESE WORKERS/LEARN MORE 30 IDIOMS WITH TIME
Nike makes more shoes in Vietnam than anywhere in the world. It manufactures 43 percent of all the shoes it makes in Vietnam, a higher share than it makes in China. There were at least 16,423 shipments of Nike Athletic footwear exported from Vietnam to the U.S. in 2014 with an estimated customs value of $491 million! Nike’s revenues for the year ending February 2015 totaled $30.3 billion.
The average customs value of the Nike sneakers was just $5.27 per pair! Meanwhile, Nike’s presence in Vietnam led to a continuation of wages as low as 27 cents an hour in 2012, with a slight increase to 48 to 69 cents an hour in January 2015, which is well below subsistence levels. For years, Nike has been employing the 330,000 Vietnamese workers, mostly young women, who are expected to get higher paid and their most fundamental rights.
Trans-Pacific Partnership countries include Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam. When Trans Pacific Partnership takes effect, clothes then shoes eventually made abroad will become cheaper to bring into the U.S. The TPP will get rid of those tariffs for countries that have agreed to the trade deal. So, American shoes companies that manufacture their products in Vietnam are big winners in terms of this massive trade deal.
Most of Vietnam garment exports goes to the U.S, seizing 18% of the entire women’s suits, blouses and shirts imported into the U.S. Otherwise, Vietnam is one of the world’s top apparel exporters. Seventy percent of its textile makers are working as sub-contractors on medium and small scales. The industry is still weak in fibre manufacturing, weaving and dyeing with almost all input materials imported from China and Republic of Korea. Obviously, the rate of locally-made products in the sector stands at a mere 55 percent. Regulations on the origin of goods in this TPP will present challenges to Vietnam’s textile and garment sector once it comes into force. The “yarn forward” ROO (Rule of Origin), which requires only fabric produced from yarn made by a TPP country would qualify for the trade agreement’s duty-free status. Its factories often use Chinese-made fabrics in their products, and China is not a part of the TPP.
LEARN MORE 30 IDIOMS WITH TIME
21. BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
It’s better to do something late than not to do it at all
Finally have I managed to say sorry to him; but it’s better late than never.
22. DAYS ARE NUMBERED
Ending is expected to come
His days are numbered as his company has just been liquidated into bankruptcy.
23. TIME IS MONEY
Making best use of time as the valuable
It’s worth making contact to other contractor instead as time is money.
24. MAKE TIME
Set good time to do something
Parents should make time for being close to children as much as possible.
25.TIME FOR A CHANGE
Change by starting something new
We feel like it’s time for a change after many years of working in the same company.
26. COME OF AGE
Reach maturity or full-fledged growth
She has come of age and been wise enough to take an independent life.
27. CRACK OF DAWN
So early in the morning
Every day I get up at the crack of dawn and go jogging.
28. HIT THE BIG TIME
He has hit the big time in business and become too rich to remember an old friend.
29. BIG TIME
Big time did I owe you as you helped me out of this dilemma.
30. DAY IN THE SUN
Getting respect as expected
He has got a pay rise and been promoted to the sales senior executive for a day in the sun.
31. FOR THE TIME BEING
Known to be temporary
For the time being you can use my car to save up money for your own one.
32. GOOD TIME
Coming to destination early
In good time did he come to prepare for the launch of the campaign.
33. HAVE ONE’S MOMENTS
Take a random burst of activity
He offered to cook dinner and was guessed to really have his moments.
34. A WASTE OF TIME
It’s waste of time to listen to such a pointless topic.
35. IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE
Put this porridge in the microwave and in the blink of eye it cooks.
36. LIKE CLOCKWORK
Like clockwork does he wake up and sit on the chair for prayers.
37. LONG TIME NO SEE
Not to see for a long time
Long time no see! How have you been!
38. MAKE ONE’S DAY
Their decision to back off the contract has made my day after a long period of battle.
39. A MILE A MINUTE
Going on with the task a mile a minute, he was hardly to be tracked for a final accuracy.
40. NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT
Best to get something done for now
There’s no time like the present for you to leave such an onerous work.
41. DONKEY’S YEARS
Lasting in a very long period of time
For donkey’s years does he think whether we can win the war and our offspring will take it for reality.
42. NO TIME TO LOSE
Start as sooner to get finished on time
We will have got no time to lose and set up a new place for this shop before Christmas.
43. BEAT THE CLOCK
As for a good finish in running out of time
They have beaten the clock and rebuilt their son’s house before their flight back to homeland.
44.A QUESTION/MATTER OF TIME
Certainly believed to be happening
His departure from the party is a question of time due to his old age.
45. A WHALE OF A TIME
Thoroughly enjoy oneself
I have a whale of time with the piles of archives about the mysterious deaths of these doctors.
46. FROM TIME TO TIME
From time to time I have met him in drinking coffee with that stranger.
47. UNTIL HELL FREEZES OVER
Do and fail no matter whatever was done
Keep asking her until hell freezes over because she has signed the contract with another company.
48. IN THIS DAY AND AGE
Injustice is unbelievably taking place here in this day and age.
49. TAKE EACH DAY AS IT COMES / TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME
Deal with things as they happen
Through a lot of changes I can see that taking each day as it comes is a truism of living wisely.
50. BIDE ONE’S TIME
Know how to wait for further development
She bides her time and takes a stroll around here in waiting for his arrival.