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Germany stands out as the main European footwear importer

Nov 9, 2016 / Germany
Despite the dynamic growth in the amount of footwear imported by the UK in the first half of the year, Germany proved to be the largest importer across the region, standing head and shoulders above its neighbours and taking second place after the United States in world rankings

EU footwear imports on the rise

Oct 24, 2016 / European Union
According to data obtained by the, the EU has imported 22 360 million euros worth of footwear in the first half of 2016. A 5.5% increase from similar period last year. Quantities imported grew by 2.4%

Portuguese footwear exports continue to grow

Oct 24, 2016 / Portugal
In the first half of 2016, Portugal exported 40.1 million pairs of shoes valued at 902.2 million euros, growing by 1.8% from similar period last year. If this performance continues in the second semester, 2016 will represent the 7th consecutive year of positive growth

New online course on Sustainable Footwear Manufacturing is now available

Sep 27, 2016 / European Union
The EU funded project Step2Sustainability has launched an e-learning and training programme on sustainable footwear manufacturing, which companies/workers can follow for free during the piloting period

European project aims to implement CPPS in SMEs

Sep 21, 2016 / European Union
Cyber Physical Production Systems (CPPS), a key enabling technology at the basis of the fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), are now the main object of the EU project BEinCPPS I4MS Phase II developed in a wide consortium of entities

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
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