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Argentina applies labelling standards for all footwear entering the country

Apr 29, 2021 / Argentina
The Government of Argentina announced the measure will be applicable for companies importing any type of footwear to Argentina. Importers will have to adapt to the new standard called "AR" and which relates to the size of the shoes

Brazilian-based Beira Rio to set up factory in Argentina

Apr 22, 2021 / Argentina
One of the largest footwear manufacturers in Brazil, Calçados Beira Rio, S.A., plans to install a footwear factory in Argentina. The aim is to produce three million pairs per year

Asics will be distributed in Argentina by Dass

Mar 22, 2021 / Argentina
The Japanese-based sportswear brand is delegating the distribution of its branded products in Argentina to Brazilian-based company Dass

Argentina: recovery is still far away

Premium ContentJan 28, 2021 / Argentina
Economic activities are operating in Argentina, with some restrictions given the need to constrain the diffusion of COVID-19 in the country. The deep contraction of footwear consumption is one of the main issues for the industry, according to the Chamber of the Footwear Industry

Brazil: footwear exports increased in June compared to May

Jul 9, 2020 / Brazil
After four consecutive months of decline, footwear exports from Brazil increased in June compared to the previous month, in both volume and value. When compared to similar period last year, the decline rate in pairs and revenue was above 40%

Argentina: retail re-opens amid national quarantine extension

Jun 24, 2020 / Argentina
The World Footwear spoke with Camara de la Industria del Calzado, the Footwear Industry Chamber in Argentina to get an update on the COVID-19 impacts in the country

Brazilian footwear exports decreased by 66% in May

Jun 22, 2020 / Brazil
Data prepared by the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados) indicates that 2.7 million pairs were shipped in May, generating 23.9 million US dollars of revenue. This resulted in decreases both in volume (-64.7%) and in value (-66%)

Brazil: Covid-19 pandemic shrinks footwear exports

Jun 4, 2020 / Brazil
The Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados) believes the COVID-19 pandemic played an essential role in the decline registered in footwear exports during the first four months of the year

Latin America: footwear associations raise their concerns

Apr 30, 2020 / Latin America
Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela got together and issued a statement with their concerns arising from the impact of Covid-19 on the footwear industry

How Covid-19 is being felt in Africa and Latin America

Premium ContentMar 19, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
While countries in Europe seem to be in the midst of the pandemic, Africa and Latin America are facing the early stages of the Covid-19 diffusion in their territories

Mexico: imports from Brazil growing by more than 60%

Jan 21, 2020 / Mexico
Data gathered by the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados) reveals that in 2019 sales of Brazilian footwear to Mexico increased by 62.5% in value and by 74.4% in value

Brazilian exports cross the 965 million US dollars threshold

Jan 10, 2020 / Brazil
Data gathered by the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados) indicates that 114.55 million pairs of shoes were shipped abroad between January and December, generating 967 million US dollars in exports in 2019

Reef signs new EMEA distributors

Jan 8, 2020 / United States
Reef Lifestyle, LLC announced it has entered into several new distribution agreements with leading footwear distributor partners across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

Growth of Brazilian exports driven by US market

Dec 17, 2019 / Brazil
Between January and November this year 104.2 million pairs of shoes were exported by Brazil, resulting in revenue of 886.3 million US dollars. The US market continues to grow

Argentina: CIMA is calling for protectionism

Nov 21, 2019 / Argentina
The Chamber of the Leather Industries in Argentina is worried with the state of the industry and have asked for protection
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