The Vietnam Leather and Footwear Association (Lefaso) announced in early February that the domestic footwear industry was likely to reach its export target of $24 billion this year, as a result of the U.S.-China trade war and the related shift in sourcing. According to reports in Vietnam Plus, Lefaso forecast an increase of 10 percent in the value of footwear and bag exports to $24 billion. This was, however, prior to the international outbreak of the coronavirus crisis, also at the economic level, whose end and effects are as yet unknown.