The Vietnamese textile and apparel industry in the first six months of 2017 attracted foreign direct investment (FDI) of more than $750 mn, despite a reduced number of FDI projects in recent years and the US withdrawal from the Trans- Pacific Partnership (TPP) last January. At the moment, Vietnamese textile and apparel products account for a mere 3 per cent of the EU market. Except for the notable $220 mn Chinese investment in a polyester synthetic fibre plant in the Southern province of TayNinh, capital flows comprise mostly capital expansion investments in existing projects. According to the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS), the Southern provinces of Dong Nai and Binh Duong attracted the two projects with the largest investment capital increase in the textile industry in 2017.