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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

Final push in Europe for mandatory Made in

Dec 2, 2014 / European Union
In 2 days’ time, the Council of the European Union will gather in the form of its Competitiveness Council for the last time under Italian Presidency. The European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC) is claiming attention for the Made in legislation, an initiative strongly supported by Assocalzaturifici, the Italian Footwear Association

European footwear exports to Russia decline

Oct 14, 2014 / European Union
European Union exports in the first semester impacted by the instability in the east region. Decline reached 13.8%

European footwear exports up by 3% in the first quarter

Jul 22, 2014 / European Union
After growing almost 20% per year, between the period 2010 - 2013 (53.8%), European footwear exports going outside the EU, grew in value by only 3%, in the first quarter of 2014. In volume terms a similar growth was registered

European Union footwear market with solid growth

Jul 8, 2014 / European Union
During the first quarter of 2014 the European Union registered a 7% increase in both quantities and value of footwear imported, after a modest increase of 3% in 2013. Growth also characterized the exports in the overall performance of the Union (quantities up by 15% and value up by 8%)

Jean Pierre Renaudin, CEC’s President, live on World Footwear

Jun 2, 2014 / European Union
The interview covers some of the pressing topics impacting the footwear industry worldwide, with a focus on the views of the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry

European Union imposes restrictions to chromium

May 30, 2014 / European Union
Additional restrictions on hexavalent chromium (Cr VI) in leather items that come into direct and repeated contact with the skin should be in effect next year in the European Union (EU)

EU and US working on a wide scale innovating trade agreement

Apr 14, 2014 / European Union
Last summer, EU and US started negotiations for a free trade agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). If negotiations succeed and the agreement is implemented in full, it will represent the most relevant regional free trade area and it will be the most impactful deal of its kind
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