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Coronavirus whipsaws textile supply chains in Central America

Friday, March 6, 2020


As the coronavirus epidemic continues to whipsaw global supply chains, Central American suppliers have conceded they will have to delay apparel deliveries this month as key Chinese feedstocks are not arriving on time.

But as manufacturers in Guatemala and elsewhere in the region scramble to find ways to deliver merchandise to the likes of VF Corp. and Walmart Inc., their competitors in Colombia and Brazil are rushing to market their products to U.S. buyers, WWD reports.