Potential to attract investment when iPhone can be assembled in Vietnam

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iPhone is the name of the smartphone line from Apple – a large American technology corporation. The iPhone is a high-end technology product and is used by many people around the world. Currently, Apple assembles the majority of iPhones in factories located in China, and components are manufactured in India, Thailand, the US and many other places.  The setting up of iPhone manufacturing facilities in Vietnam will attract other investors to set up company in Vietnam.

Pegatron is one of three iPhone production partners for Apple that is under pressure to expand production outside of China. In addition, China’s application of Covid control measures has pushed the plan to expand production even more strongly. Accordingly, one of the expected locations to be selected is Vietnam.

Although in China the social distancing orders to control Covid-19 have been gradually removed, the labor shortage is still a serious problem. On the other hand, in the peak season, the demand for labor to increase production increases. Therefore, expanding production activities to other regions like Vietnam is a necessary solution to solve the labor shortage.

Besides, there are many different reasons for Pegatron to set up a factory in Vietnam. One of the reasons mentioned is that the stakeholders want to reduce the concentration of production in the current areas and limit the difficulty in recruiting personnel. Meanwhile, Vietnam has young and abundant human resources and production areas are planned and created more favorable conditions for foreign investors.

Moreover, Pegatron previously intended to expand the production line to Vietnam and Pegatron is building a factory in Hai Phong. In addition, many of Apple’s assembly partners also have factories in Vietnam, but no factories have yet assembled iPhones. Therefore, if Iphone is assembled in Vietnam, it will create a strong effect to attract foreign investors to invest in Vietnam and establish company in Vietnam. Accordingly, this will also be a great opportunity for the labor market in Vietnam and promote investment and development.

Currently, the Vietnamese market is gradually becoming an investment target of many large foreign investors. Therefore, besides the government’s open door policies, Vietnamese businesses and workers need to make more efforts to promote their capacity when participating in cooperation and working for large enterprises like Apple.

Finding the right business partner in Vietnam is also important. We recommend doing research on the reputation of the company and individual shareholders, corporate or individual, gathering publicly available company information, and performing background checks on key personnel to find potential risks in cooperation. Working with a reliable partner can help achieve economic benefits, saving time and money in business.

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