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Luís Onofre re-elected President of the European Footwear Confederation

Jul 8, 2021 / CEC
The Portuguese entrepreneur, who is President of APICCAPS - Portuguese Footwear, Components, Leather Goods Manufacturers’ Association, was re-elected for a second term as CEC's President

Get to know the SciLED project

Jun 17, 2021 / European Union
SciLED is about Footwear in the 21st century: new skills for the design of drastically improved comfort, sustainable, fashion-oriented and scientifically-led products, while promoting collaboration towards innovation and technological transfer among universities, companies and research centres

US: Apparel and Footwear Industry welcomes suspension of retaliatory tariffs

Jun 16, 2021 / United States
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) welcomed the announcement by the US Trade Representative (USTR) to end a dispute over aircraft subsidies, effectively suspending retaliatory tariffs on clothes, shoes, and fashion accessories imposed by the US and the EU

Webinar: EU - Japan Agreement for the Footwear and Leather Goods Industry

Jun 1, 2021 / Webinars
Participation in the webinar is free of charge for all World Footwear readers. Learn more about the event and register today to understand more about the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union (EU) and Japan

Retail in Europe takes a big hit in 2020

Premium ContentApr 22, 2021 / Europe
In a year marked by a global pandemic, words like lockdowns, quarantines, waves of COVID-19, closed retail and restrictions became way too familiar to all of us. Retail was one of the industries with major impacts. Today we look at the numbers for European countries

European Retail: hard times during COVID-19

Premium ContentMar 24, 2021 / European Union
After registering moderate growth in 2019 (+1%), the European clothing and footwear retail sector was heavily penalized by the pandemic in 2020: the cumulative drop in retail sales of the Textile, Clothing and Footwear sectors amounted to 15.0% in the year

Trading footwear with the UK: are you familiar with the EU-UK deal?

Premium ContentMar 23, 2021 / European Union
Just before Christmas, people and businesses from both sides of the English Channel breathed in relief: a BREXIT deal had been achieved. Almost immediately, many questions arose regarding the new procedures to move goods between the two parties. Are you familiar with the new deal? Learn more today

EU-UK deal: how can leather goods benefit from duties exemption?

Premium ContentJan 8, 2021 / United Kingdom
The EU-UK agreement has set zero taxes on goods traded between the two parts. However, rules have been set to benefit from the exemption of duties. How can leather goods benefit from zero tariffs?

How can footwear benefit from zero duties under the EU-UK deal?

Premium ContentJan 7, 2021 / United Kingdom
The European Union and the UK have reached an agreement to frame the way both parts will live, work and trade together post-Brexit. There will be no taxes on goods originating from the UK or the EU and traded between both parts. However, how can footwear benefit from the exemption of duties?

EU-UK deal: how it will work for footwear?

Premium ContentJan 5, 2021 / United Kingdom
The big news on Christmas eve was the announcement of the much-expected deal between the European Union and the UK, which will frame the way both parts live, work and trade together post-Brexit. Today we focus on the aspects concerning footwear trade

DiaSHOE project: improving the quality of life of people with diabetes

Dec 15, 2020 / CEC
The European Footwear Confederation and its partners from Czechia, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Romania kicked off the new Erasmus+ project DiaSHOE, intended to support footwear manufacturers, patients, healthcare workers, and shoe-store clerks to tackle the issue through prevention and skills development

The countdown for the Safety Footwear Revolution Week is on

Nov 3, 2020 / Portugal
From the 23rd to the 26th of November 2020 a fully digital and virtual conference is being organised by AMF SAFETY SHOES, TOWORKFOR, and ALOFT with an aim to discuss and reflect on 4 main revolutions impacting the Footwear Manufacturing sector

Success Road: social partners as key actors in assisting the transfer process of EU family business

Oct 28, 2020 / European Union
Last week, the Interreg Europe Success Road project consortium met virtually with Spanish public and private stakeholders to debate on the role of social partners in facilitating the transfer process of EU family businesses

LIFE GreenShoes4All: an European journey towards reducing the environmental impact of footwear products

Oct 14, 2020 / CEC
Two years after the launch of the project co-funded by the European Commission “Footwear environmental footprint category rules implementation and innovative green shoes ecodesign and recycling”, the consortium shared its achievements

Cotance: Andreas Kindermann re-elected as President

Sep 17, 2020 / European Union
The General Assembly held on the 7th of September re-elected Mr Andreas Kindermann as President of Cotance and will continue to lead Europe’s Leather industry
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