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New training programmes for TCLF occupations

Apr 1, 2020 / CEC
Partners of the European funded project Erasmus+ “Skills4Smart TCLF Industries 2030 Blueprint” in motion since early 2018 announced education and training programmes

Cambodia’s preferential access to the EU market partially withdraw

Mar 4, 2020 / European Union
The European Commission has decided to withdraw part of the tariff preferences granted to Cambodia under the EU’s Everything But Arms’ (EBA) trade scheme due to the serious and systematic violations of the human rights principles

EU-Japan EPA: a practical guide for footwear companies

Premium ContentFeb 4, 2020 / Japan
The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union and Japan entered into force last year creating the largest open trade zone in the world. Today we bring you a practical guide for footwear companies

EU-Japan EPA: how to determine the rule of origin for Footwear?

Premium ContentJan 28, 2020 / European Union
To benefit from the European Union (EU) - Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) preferential tariff rates, the product needs to be originating in Japan or the EU

EU-Vietnam FTA gets green light in trade committee

Jan 24, 2020 / European Union
The Committee on International Trade gave its consent to the free trade agreement (FTA) by 29 votes, six votes against and five abstentions and recommends that the EP Plenary should do the same

EU-Japan EPA: a practical guide for footwear companies

Premium ContentJan 21, 2020 / European Union
The Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Japan entered into force last year creating the largest open trade zone in the world. Today we bring you a practical guide for footwear companies

Success Road: a new away of addressing succession

Dec 9, 2019 / European Union
The European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC) and its project partners from Greece, Spain, Lithuania and Poland have officially launched the project

Industry reacts to Vogue Business article

Nov 29, 2019 / European Union
The article titled Fashion's biodiversity problem was published on platform Vogue Business. Several industry bodies arguee it conveys misleading information

EU-Singapore free trade agreement entered into force

Nov 22, 2019 / European Union
The free trade agreement (FTA) signed by the European Union and the Republic of Singapore back in October 2018 entered into force yesterday

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
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