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New increase in Cambodia's minimum wage

Oct 16, 2018 / Cambodia
The Cambodian government set a new monthly minimum wage for the country's garment and footwear industries. The minimum salary for 2019 will be 182 US dollars, up by 7% from the current 170 US dollars, Labor Minister Ith Samheng announced

Turkish shoe brands facing debt issues

Oct 12, 2018 / Turkey
Local agency news are reporting several issues faced by Turkish footwear companies, going from debt restructuring issues to closure of stores

European industry focusing on comfort

Oct 8, 2018 / CEC
The results of Erasmus+ project Fit2Com - Skills Alliance for comfort and healthy footwear were presented in a workshop during the last edition of Lineapelle

US industry bodies planning to merge

Oct 5, 2018 / United States
At their joint annual meeting, the US Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) and Leather Industries of America (LIA) have agreed to seek a merger

Suppliers of the footwear sector in Mexico focus on the Industry 4.0

Sep 27, 2018 / Mexico
Members of APIMEX, the National Association of Suppliers for the Footwear Industry are gathering in Puerto Vallarta until the 30th of September to discuss the development of the footwear, textile and clothing sector in Mexico

World Footwear Congress on its way to Naples

Sep 18, 2018 / CEC
In a press conference held yesterday, during Micam, the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC) announced the details of the next edition of the World Footwear Congress
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Miscellaneous Tariff Bill signed into law

Sep 14, 2018 / United States
Last night President Trump signed the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) into law. The MTB will provide temporary tariff cuts for certain items not made or available in the US including 65 different types of footwear. The House and Senate passed the bill with overwhelming bipartisan support

Ghana’s footwear manufacturing is suffering

Jul 31, 2018 / Ghana
At least this is the claim made by local representatives of the footwear manufacturing industry, who go further saying there is a risk of collapse under the pressure of inferior imported products. Government intervention is being asked for

Footwear firms advised to increase data security

Jul 30, 2018 / United States
Although major firms have reported data hacks and recognize the threat, not enough of them prioritize the issue, a new study by Gartner Inc. suggests

Pakistan: leather industry is the second largest export sector

Jul 20, 2018 / Pakistan
Information comes from official authorities. Pakistan's leather industry is the second largest export sector after textile

LeBron James to boost sales in LA

Jul 19, 2018 / United States
LeBron James’ contract with the Los Angeles Lakers is expected to change the retail game in LA. Apparel sales are expected to increase, while the effect on footwear is uncertain, analysts comment

Micam goes to South East Asia

Jul 18, 2018 / Italy
The aim of Assocalzaturifici’s promotional roadshow is to present the 86th edition of MICAM, to be held at the Fiera Milano (Rho) from the 16th to the 19th September 2018. The roadshow will tour the nations of the South East Asian Association

New footwear design center opens in India

Jul 18, 2018 / India
The country's Minister of Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu, inaugurated a new footwear design and development institute (FDDI) in Hyderabad

Luxury sneakers: an expanding market

Jul 13, 2018 / World
Brands such as Prada, Gucci and Balenciaga are increasingly looking at sneakers for growth, increasing their investment and marketing budgets to allocate in this segment

European Associations work on new digital skills

Jul 13, 2018 / CEC
The results of a company survey conducted under the Erasmus+ Project Digital TCLF 2025 have been published, confirming the relevance of 9 emerging digital occupations in the Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear (TCLF) sectors
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