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3 Dez 2020

Mizuno's response re. VIP factory

... There is no fact that Mizuno stopped ordering to VIP Group due to the influence of COVID-19 this year. Furthermore, quantity of Mizuno's ordering has very low share in the factory and VIP group, and it is very difficult to think that whether increasing or decreasing of Mizuno's ordering quantity would be connected with the reason of factory shut down. At the same time, it means that Mizuno is not a big business partner which has its influence to VIP Group.

We sent inquiry with respect to this issue to VIP Group, and they replied they had dismissed some workers due to their illegal strike and it was later judged to be illegal by the court of Naypyidaw central government. From these facts, we deem Mizuno is not in the position to intervene or arbitrate to the dispute of dismissed workers and VIP Group...

[The full response is attached]

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