World Footwear


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

China’s footwear exports increase by 11.8%

May 26, 2015 / China
Despite the positive performance of the footwear industry in other Asian countries, China continues to grow at an impressive pace

Peter Geisler, Managing Director of Arbesko and of the Swedish Shoemakers Association, live on World Footwear

May 18, 2015 / Sweden
A conversation about the state of the footwear industry and the future expectations for the sector’s development

Duncan Ingram, from the New Zealand Footwear Industry Association, live on World Footwear

May 12, 2015 / New Zealand
Aiming to get an updated view of the state of the footwear industry in New Zealand, we spoke to the sector's association

Nike plans to create up to 10 000 US jobs if TPP is approved

May 11, 2015 / United States
The company announced its intention to accelerate investment in advanced footwear manufacturing in the US, if TPA is passed and the TPP agreement is finalized

Is economic power shifting back to Asia?

May 5, 2015 / World
The study Footwear Consumer 2030 predicts that in the next 15 years the economic dynamics, the geographic shifts in production and the consumer preferences will influence the decisions of the footwear industry

Aprisindo alerts to the dangers of a weak rupiah

Mar 23, 2015 / Indonesia
Although the Indonesian authorities have been praising the weakening currency as an opportunity to boost exports, this feeling is not shared by the local footwear industry and their association

FDRA and AAFA push TPA

Mar 20, 2015 / United States
The Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA) and the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) are calling for their members' support to raise Congress awareness about the Trade Promotion legislation

American footwear industry pleased with West Coast ports labor agreement

Feb 25, 2015 / United States
The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering workers at all 29 West Coast ports

FDRA publishes US footwear imports ranking

Feb 20, 2015 / United States
The Footwear Distributors and Retailers Association of America (FDRA) published its annual list ranking the ten largest footwear manufacturing countries importing into the US market

German footwear imports with two digits growth

Feb 17, 2015 / Germany
According to the Federal Association of the German Footwear and Leather Goods Industry (HDS/L), imports of footwear grew up by 12.8% during 2014

Footwear industry import's tax bill outpaces sales growth in the US

Feb 13, 2015 / United States
According to the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA), the footwear’s industry’s trade association, tariffs on footwear have hit another all-time high, with nearly 2.7 billion US dollars paid

Americans worried with tensions at US ports

Jan 20, 2015 / United States
Matt Priest from the FDRA, Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America, is concerned with the  impacts of a work stoppage at the West Coast ports, the key US entering points for footwear imports

Brazilians anticipate negative 2014

Jan 6, 2015 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados, the Brazilian Shoe Manufacturers Association, during 2014 worrying decreases were registered across all industry's indicators

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