Textiles & garments has been an important export item for many years. In 2005, textiles and garments made up 14.9 per cent of export turnover. In 2016, the figure rose to 17.8 per cent. In 2005-2016, Vietnam was one of the countries pioneering in global economic integration. It did not skip any free trade agreement (FTA), meaning that Vietnam has exploited all possible FTAs, at least in the medium term. With the collapse of TPP, the textile & garment industry will have to revise its investment and development strategy.