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Footwear in Russia – a country snapshot

Premium ContentMay 23, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
Today, we bring you a new country snapshot, this time focusing on Russia. With a geographical area of 17 million km2, Russia is the largest country in the world and hosts 144.3 million people (2020). It is the fifth-largest economy in Europe, being one of the world’s leading producers of oil and natural gas, and a top exporter of metals such as steel and aluminum

BCC emphasizes difficulties associated with the EU Trade deal

Feb 25, 2022 / United Kingdom
A report from the British Chambers of Commerce shows that 71% of UK exporters think that the EU trade deal is not enabling them to grow or raise sales; it has increased costs, paperwork and delays

Launch of Pact of Skills for the European Fashion Industry

Dec 20, 2021 / European Union
The TCLF Pact of Skills is an initiative promoted by the European Commission to support the investment in upskilling and reskilling across the fashion industry

CTCP provides international experience to European students

Nov 15, 2021 / Portugal
As part of the Erasmus+ European project SciLed, the Portuguese Footwear Technological Centre received 11 young students from Spain, Italy, Greece and Romania for an intensive training initiative (Training Learning Experience)

Vietnamese footwear exports plunge in September

Oct 19, 2021 / Vietnam
Data from the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade indicates that footwear exports have decreased by 44.2% to 678.4 million US dollars, on a comparable basis to similar month in 2020

Manuel Rios elected Cotance's President

Sep 29, 2021 / European Union
Cotance's Extraordinary Assembly General held in Milan unanimously elected Manuel Rios Navarro to guide Cotance for the next 2 years. Mr Rios is the CEO of INPELSA, a Spanish sheepskin tannery located in Canals (Valencia)

Asia accounts for more than half of global footwear consumption

Premium ContentAug 10, 2021 / World Footwear Yearbook
In 2020 Asia’s consumption accounted for more than half (55.8%) of the grand total worldwide. After being the major manufacturing hub for the footwear world, now Asia is also playing a key role in the consumption side. Data is taken from the World Footwear 2021 Yearbook just released by APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association

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?
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