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Colombian footwear industry struggles with labour shortage

Jan 5, 2023 / Colombia
2022 was a good year for the Colombian footwear industry, says ACICAM. But rising costs and, especially, the labour shortage might slow down production in 2023

Colombia: pronounced drop in consumption is hurting the industry

Premium ContentMar 5, 2021 / Colombia
In 2020, Colombia suffered the worst economic crisis in history, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. ACICAM, the Colombian Association of Footwear, Leather and Leather Goods, tells us how the footwear industry in the country is coping

ColombiaModa with digital edition

May 21, 2020 / Colombia
In July, Medellín will receive a new edition of ColombiaModa, this year in a virtual format. Through an online platform, the fair will offer retail sales and business meetings for the national and international markets

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

Bata to invest in Colombia

Jun 17, 2019 / Colombia
The total investment should amount to 5 million US dollars. Bata is aiming to open new stores and renew the e-commerce platform

Global footwear together for free and fair trade

May 24, 2018 / World
Wishing to give a strong signal against the protectionist movements recently emerging in several parts of the globe, representatives of footwear national associations and industry chambers of various continents signed a joint declaration in support of free and fair trade

Latin American footwear industry gathered in Chile

Aug 1, 2017 / Chile
Delegates from different local and national sectorial organizations gathered in Santiago to discuss the pressing issues impacting the footwear industry in the region

Brazilian footwear industry worried with protectionism in the region

Oct 26, 2016 / Brazil
Representatives from the Brazilian Shoe Manufacturers Association (Abicalçados) have met with the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Services to discuss some of the concerns regarding trade with some neighbor countries

Footwear arriving from Panama enters Colombia below the market price

Aug 10, 2016 / Colombia
That is what ACICAM, the Colombian Association of Footwear, Leather and Leather Goods argues as it states its major concern about the matter

Brazilian Footwear identifies targets for next two years

Apr 28, 2016 / Brazil
This incentive program aimed at footwear exports and developed by Abicalçados and Apex-Brazil is renewed every two years since its implementation in 2000

Columbia Sportswear’s Chinese joint venture appoints GM

Feb 10, 2016 / China
The US-based company and the subsidiary of Swire Pacific Limited announced the appointment of Jason Zhu as General Manager of their China joint venture - Columbia Sportswear Commercial (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.

Crocs sues Evacol for patent infringement

Jan 7, 2016 / United States
The US-based company, famous for its clogs, has filed a lawsuit against a Colombian retailer, Evacol, claiming patent infringement

Colombian footwear exports up by 5.8%

Dec 1, 2015 / Colombia
According to data released by ACICAM, the Colombian Association of Footwear, Leather and Leather Goods, Colombian footwear continues to consolidate its position in the international markets, but with a decelerating rhythm

Colombian footwear exports grow by 12.3%

Sep 29, 2015 / Colombia
According to data released by ACICAM, the Colombian Association of Footwear, Leather and Leather Goods, during the first 5 months of the current fiscal year footwear exports had a two digits growth
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