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EU: 26 million articles suspected of infringing IP rights

Nov 7, 2019 / European Union
The conclusion is from the report on the European Union (EU) customs enforcement of intellectual property rights. Data refers to the year 2018

Open your Mind

Nov 5, 2019 / European Union
This is the name of a new project launched at European level with an aim to attract young talents to the Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear (TCLF) industries

EU and Germany to partner with Nigeria’s leather sector

Oct 10, 2019 / Nigeria
Local news agencies are reporting the European Union (EU) and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) are partnering with Nigeria to boost the country’s leather industry

Cambodia in the expectation of the EU decision

Oct 4, 2019 / Cambodia
The country enjoys duty-free access to EU markets under the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme. The European side is now evaluating the withdraw of the trade preferences

CEC: getting close to free access to Mercosur

Jul 23, 2019 / CEC
European footwear companies can start counting down to export their leather shoes to Mercosur countries free of import duties. Luís Onofre, CEC's President, comments the agreement

EU and Mercosur reach agreement on trade

Jul 2, 2019 / European Union
The European Union and Mercosur announced the new political agreement for a new trade framework as an important tool for the consolidation of the strategic partnership of both parties and as having the ability to boost sustainable growth

EU and Vietnam sign FTA

Jul 1, 2019 / European Union
On the 30th of June, the European Commission and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam announced the signature of the new Free Trade Agreement and the Investment Protection Agreement

Rise in fake goods trading

Mar 29, 2019 / World
Trade in counterfeit and pirated goods has risen steadily in the last few years and now stands at 3.3% of global trade, according to a new report by the OECD and the EU’s Intellectual Property Office

EU: Average retail trade rose in 2018

Feb 8, 2019 / European Union
The volume of retail trade was down by 1.6% in the Euro Area, and by 1.4% in the EU28, in December 2018 compared with November 2018. However, the overall performance for the year 2018 (compared with 2017) is positive with increases in both the EU28 and Euro Area

Europe promotes recycled plastics market

Jan 10, 2019 / European Union
The European Commission launched an alliance of key industry stakeholders covering the full plastics value chain as part of its efforts to reduce plastics littering, increase the share of recycled plastics and stimulate market innovation

EU is the destination of more than 40% of Armenia's exports

Dec 17, 2018 / Armenia
A significant part of Armenia's exports of textile, apparel, leather & shoes have European Union countries as destination. The information was reported by Business Armenia, a Government established entity promoting investments in the country

European Commission adopts FTA with Vietnam

Oct 17, 2018 / European Union
Today the European Commission adopted the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements, paving the way for their signature and conclusion. The Commission is committed to putting these agreements in place as soon as possible

European exports with positive semester

Jan 16, 2018 / European Union
During the first half of 2017 the European Union as a whole exported 20.56 billion euros of footwear, registering a 7.0% increased from similar period last year

CEC re-elects Cleto Sagripanti as President

Jul 26, 2017 / CEC
Cleto Sagripanti, who has successfully served as CEC President for a term of 2 years, was unanimously re-elected by CEC's General Assembly last month in Venice

125 European Associations in support of a EU industrial strategy

Mar 1, 2017 / European Union
More than 100 associations have signed a Joint Declaration with the aim to step up their cooperation with European institutions to define and implement an ambitious and coordinated industrial strategy
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