World Footwear


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

World footwear production reaches new record

Dec 29, 2014 / World
According to the World Footwear Yearbook the production of footwear in 2013 crossed the 22 billion pair threshold for the first time

New customs resource center for the US footwear industry

Dec 11, 2014 / United States
The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) announced the launch of a new customs resource center, aimed to help footwear companies and customs professionals with a better understanding of customs classifications

Footwear exports in Sri Lanka with impressive growth

Sep 23, 2014 / Sri Lanka
During 2013 the Asian country sold 1.1 million pairs valued at 21.7 million US dollars, increasing by 80.2% the value generated with footwear sales to other countries

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

Sep 15, 2014 / New Zealand
Following the announcement of the most recent numbers of the country's footwear international trade we spoke to the sector's association

Tariffs upon Mexican footwear imports to remain until 2019

Sep 1, 2014 / Mexico
Local government said tariffs on footwear imports will continue until the beginning of year 2009. The measure is part of a package set to face what is considered as “unfair competition in the sector”

Ysmael López García, President of the CICEG, live on World Footwear

Aug 12, 2014 / Mexico
The interview focus on the main challenges of the Mexican industry and analyses the performance of the international trade relations of the American country in 2013

World Footwear Yearbook: 2014 edition is now available

Jul 31, 2014 / World
The new edition of the World Footwear Yearbook was presented at the GDS trade fair

Kenya focused on reviving its leather industry

Jul 15, 2014 / Kenya
Industrialization Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed has named a task force to work on the recovery of the local leather industry
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