World Footwear

European Union

BFA: Brexit may represent a new start for Europe

Aug 16, 2016 / United Kingdom
Less than two months ago the UK voted in favour of leaving the European Union after 4 decades of a relationship that wasn’t always easy. We have spoken to the local footwear association to hear their views on the matter

Step to Sustainability promotes debate on sustainable footwear production

Aug 3, 2016 / European Union
The European Project Step to Sustainability presented its findings in a Final Conference during the latest edition of the GDS trade fair, held in Dusseldorf on the 28th of July

Wordwide footwear associations gathered aiming to strengthen the industry

Jun 20, 2016 / CEC
On the 9th of June 2016 the Second International Footwear Forum (IFF) brought together footwear associations and federations from across the world to exchange views and propose ways to help the companies

CEC calls for the second International Footwear Forum in New York

Jun 3, 2016 / CEC
On the 9th of June footwear associations and federations from around the world will gather in New York for the second International Footwear Forum (IFF) to discuss the latest relevant issues for the footwear industry

Different performances by the main European importers

Apr 11, 2016 / European Union
Value of imports increased across the 5 main footwear buyers in the EU (UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain) in the first 11 months of 2015, but at different paces. Variation of imported volume followed different directions

Vietnam and Indonesia gain market share in the EU

Apr 4, 2016 / European Union
Although the figures available only refer to the first 11 months of the year, they indicate that 2015 will be marked by an increase of the two Asian countries’ quota in sales to the European Union (EU)

John Saunders, from the British Footwear Association, live on World Footwear

Mar 15, 2016 / United Kingdom
Aiming to get an updated view of the state of the footwear industry in the United Kingdom, we spoke to the sector's association, The British Footwear Association

European Commission to launch a public consultation regarding China MES status

Feb 9, 2016 / European Union
Plans to conduct a consultation with the interested stakeholders on China’s request for Market Economy Status (MES) has been announced by the EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström

Footwear exports in Philippines increase by 79%

Jan 29, 2016 / Philippines
According to the figures released by the Philippines Statistic Authority, in the first 11 months of 2015 exports of footwear were multiplied by a factor of 1.8, compared to similar period in the previous year

EU and Vietnam finalise trade deal

Dec 15, 2015 / European Union
Talks for a free trade agreement (FTA), marking the end of the negotiating process between the two regions, were concluded now

Vietnam gains importance as EU footwear supplier

Oct 13, 2015 / Vietnam
Lefaso, the Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association reported that last year the country export 4.88 billion US dollars’ worth of footwear to the EU

Vlasta Mayerova, General-Secretary of the Czech Footwear and Leather Association, live on World Footwear

Sep 29, 2015 / Czech Republic
We took the opportunity to know a bit more about the Czech footwear industry and its current state, while reflecting on its future challenges

A new appointment for footwear associations

Aug 25, 2015 / CEC
For the first time, this September’s edition of theMICAM will bring together around a table representatives of Footwear Associations and Federations from different countries of the world

EU and Vietnam seal trade agreement

Aug 14, 2015 / European Union
The two regions reached an understanding for a free trade agreement. This will open one of Asia’s fastest-growing economies and a consumer market of more than 90 million people to EU companies

European Fashion and Creative Industries gathered

Jul 6, 2015 / Europe
Commissioner Biénkowska hosted the first Forum on Fashion and High-End industries to discuss initiatives developed to support these industries and to identify future joint actions
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