Ivanka Trump’s Shoe Factory Is Moving From China To Ethiopia Because Labor Costs There Are Much Cheaper

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Source: Daily Mail

  • Donald Trump has railed at politicians for allowing US manufacturing jobs to be moved abroad to China
  •  But 100,000 pairs of shoes bearing his daughter Ivanka’s name have been made in Dongguan, China
  •  The Huajian company is now moving production to Africa because labor there is evencheaper
  •  It can employ five Ethiopians at its factory near Addis Ababa for the price of one Chinese worker

Donald Trump has pledged to bring long-lost American manufacturing jobs back from China. But he may be too late – even for products that bear his family name. A Chinese company that makes shoes for his daughter’s fashion line is moving production to Africa, where labor is much cheaper.

The billionaire tycoon has frequently accused China of stealing US jobs through unfair trade practices and currency manipulation, while simultaneously relying on the country to make Trump-branded goods. But the kind of work that goes into making such products may never return to America, says the president of major footwear producer Huajian Group. Zhang Huarong, speaking in his office in the southern factory hub of Dongguan, said: ‘Some manufacturers can’t even survive in China any more.’

His company has made about 100,000 pairs of Ivanka Trump-branded shoes over the years, according to spokesman Liu Shiyuan. In August it filled an order for 20,000 pairs, just weeks after Trump accepted the Republican nomination, with a speech in which he vowed to bring jobs back to the US. Trump said he planned to impose a 45 per cent tariff on Chinese-made goods.

Mr Zhang said he can hire five Ethiopians for the price of one Chinese worker. That is why the company is building a ‘light industrial city’ shaped like a woman’s shoe in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, he said. The sprawling campus will feature factories, dormitories, a hotel and a hospital, all bounded by a replica of the Great Wall.

 

5 Responses to Ivanka Trump’s Shoe Factory Is Moving From China To Ethiopia Because Labor Costs There Are Much Cheaper

  1. StarAction November 29, 2016 at 7:40 pm #

    If indeed investment is good, such factory should be on none arable land. It shouldn’t be on fertile land. That area can be in Afar.

  2. Mormor November 30, 2016 at 11:04 am #

    We warn the president’s daoughter not to move her company to ethiopia under Tigray TPLF continuing ethnic cleansings against non Tigraya ethnic group as Ethiopia is in chaos and her company will be under constant attacks.

  3. Mormor November 30, 2016 at 11:46 am #

    They are going to build shoes factory around rivers whereby cyanide flows in to the rivers and killing people as ot happened previously.
    In the events it happens in Oromia we as Oromo people have to put in lines of legitimate targets to burn it down

  4. Hiika Fidaa November 30, 2016 at 4:44 pm #

    Please someone write a letter and inform her what is going on in Oromia and how her company can be affected . I am sure both her dad and herself has no clue what is going on in Ethiopian .

  5. jima December 1, 2016 at 7:31 am #

    sure she is mislead by the Dictators in Ethiopia. She probably did not know the land was confisicated from poor farmers. She probably does not know the cheap labour is that of the farmers who owned the land or their families.. She probably did not know that is intentionally done by so called government but really armed rebel movement from minority ethnic group

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