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Brazil: footwear industry with 28.4 thousand jobs lost

May 13, 2020 / Brazil
According to a study by Abicalçados, the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association, the diffusion of Covid-19 has heavily impacted the Brazilian footwear sector, which has already lost 28 400 jobs

Italian footwear industry with 38% drop in sales

May 13, 2020 / Italy
In the first quarter of 2020 Italian footwear companies had an average drop in sales of -38.4%. In the same period orders declined by 46.2%, according to Assocalzaturifici

Pakistan: footwear exports increase by 15.86%

May 12, 2020 / Pakistan
In the first nine months of the current financial year, footwear exports of Pakistan grew by 15.86%, with leather footwear being the main category and growing by 11.26% in value

Germany: postponing season timings for footwear and leather goods

May 7, 2020 / Germany
The HDS/L and buying groups SABU and ANWR issued a joint declaration recommending postponing the season timings in footwear and leather goods sector to help minimise the impact of Covid-19 closures

Trump administration announces 90-day duty payment delay

Apr 21, 2020 / United States
The announcement was well received but the footwear industry associations claim an extension to all goods, as any products facing punitive tariffs imposed by the administration in its trade war with China are excluded

Sports footwear sales down by 75% in the US

Apr 14, 2020 / United States
According to NPD Group’s weekly retail tracking service in the 5th week of March the drop in sports footwear sales reached 75%, in line with the previous week decline

Brazil: loss of jobs worries footwear industry

Apr 6, 2020 / Brazil
With a reduction in consumption as brick and mortar stores close in an attempt to contain the spread of Covid-19, job loss in the sector might be the next problem

FDRA asks for a freeze on shoe duties

Mar 11, 2020 / United States
Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA), the footwear industry’s business and trade association, sent a letter to the White House applauding the proposed payroll tax cut but also encouraging a freeze on footwear duties

Lower sales of the German footwear manufacturers

Mar 11, 2020 / Germany
During Gallery Shoes, the Federal Association of the German Footwear and Leather Goods Industry held its Press Conference to give an update about the German footwear industry

Germany with higher foreign trade in 2019

Mar 10, 2020 / Germany
During Gallery Shoes, the Federal Association of the German Footwear and Leather Goods Industry held its Press Conference to give an update about the German footwear industry

Coronavirus to impact US mall traffic

Mar 6, 2020 / United States
A survey conducted by Coresight Research revealed that nearly three-quarters of US consumers would avoid malls or shopping centres if the coronavirus outbreak worsens in the country

Cambodia’s preferential access to the EU market partially withdraw

Mar 4, 2020 / European Union
The European Commission has decided to withdraw part of the tariff preferences granted to Cambodia under the EU’s Everything But Arms’ (EBA) trade scheme due to the serious and systematic violations of the human rights principles

Apparel and footwear industry claims more work on counterfeit

Mar 4, 2020 / United States
Steve Lamar, President and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), expressed encouragement following the introduction of the SHOP SAFE Act of 2020 in the House of Representatives

EU-Japan EPA: a practical guide for footwear companies

Premium ContentFeb 4, 2020 / Japan
The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union and Japan entered into force last year creating the largest open trade zone in the world. Today we bring you a practical guide for footwear companies
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