World Footwear


US and European footwear industries together to support TTIP

Jun 9, 2016 / CEC
3 trade associations representing the US and European footwear industries issued a joint statement urging the United States and the European Union to eliminate footwear trade barriers as part of the TTIP negotiations

New Balance voices anti-TPP position

Apr 18, 2016 / United States
The US-based athletic brand has come out in opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership, the free trade agreement involving the US and 11 countries from the Pacific region

US footwear imports up by 6%

Mar 8, 2016 / United States
2015 import numbers have just been released by the US authorities. According to the FDRA (Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America), the impressive close of the year is clear with the highest December dollar and volume totals on record

The impacts of the TPP

Nov 13, 2015 / Mexico
We have spoken with Mr. Javier Plascencia, President of CICEG -  Chamber of the Footwear Industry of the State of Guanajuato, to know his views  and expectations about the Trans Pacific Partnership

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

Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal reached

Oct 6, 2015 / United States
The US and 11 Pacific countries have reached an agreement regarding the region’s largest trade deal in its history, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Brazil analyses extension of anti-dumping duty

Oct 5, 2015 / Brazil
The duty applied to footwear imported from China is currently at 13.85 US dollars. The extension of the anti-dumping duty is under investigation

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

World Footwear Yearbook: 2015 edition is now available

Jul 30, 2015 / World
During a press conference held on the 30th of July in Düsseldorf at the GDS trade fair, APICCAPS revealed the most recent figures for the 2014 worldwide footwear industry

US footwear industry satisfied with the AGOA renewal

Jul 4, 2015 / United States
The House of Representatives passed a renewal of the African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA) trade preference program in June (397 votes against 32)

Fraudulent shoe imports cause losses to Sri Lanka

Jun 25, 2015 / Sri Lanka
The local footwear association is calling for the authorities' intervention to minimize the impacts of illegal and undervalued footwear imports impacting the industry in Sri Lanka

US House of Representatives passes the TPA bill

Jun 19, 2015 / United States
The Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill, a six-year renewal of the trade promotion authority, was approved. The Senate follows. This could fast forward the TPP negotiations

The end of low cost footwear?

Jun 2, 2015 / World
The study Footwear Consumer 2030 predicts that in the next 15 years the price of footwear will increase as a reflection of the growing production costs in China and as a result of a lack of alternative suppliers of low cost workforce

China cuts taxes on imported consumer goods to boost domestic spending

May 27, 2015 / China
Local authorities have announced that import duties on goods such as footwear will be reduced in order to stimulate internal consumption

Matt Priest, President of the FDRA, live on World Footwear

May 26, 2015 / United States
A reflection about the worldwide footwear industry and the US market, without forgetting the future expectations for the sector’s development
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