World Footwear

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China's GDP growth slows to 27-years low

Jul 24, 2019 / China
The economic growth of the Asian giant slowed to 6.2% in the second quarter of the fiscal year, reflecting the weakest pace in the last decades. The US-China trade war is starting to pressure economic growth, analysts say

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-Mercosur brings challenges but will result in gains for all

Jul 22, 2019 / Brazil
The words are from Heitor Klein, the man who headed Abicalçados in the last 6 years. As Klein prepares to step down from the Presidency, we took the opportunity to discuss the main trends of the footwear industry and bring you the highlights of that conversation today

Brazil: exports decrease in June

Jul 17, 2019 / Brazil
There was a decrease in footwear exports in the last month of the semester. Data prepared by the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados) indicates that 6.4 million pairs were shipped in the sixth month of the year

Indian leather fears supply chain crisis

Jul 17, 2019 / India
The leather industry in India is claiming attention for the impacts of the recent decision to impose a sharp export duty cut on raw leather and hide from 60% to 40% in the 2019 Union Budget. The 15% export duty on East Indian tanned leather was also abolished

Leather industry in Kenya claims export's duty revision

Jul 11, 2019 / Kenya
Traders affiliated in the East Africa Hides and Skins Association gathered and renew their demands for a revised export duty on raw hides and skins in the East African market to safeguard the industry

Bangladesh: leather sector closes the year on the red

Jul 9, 2019 / Bangladesh
Notwithstanding the good performance of leather footwear exports, the leather industry as a whole registered a decline of 6.06% in revenue. The industry closed financial year 2018-19 below the target set for exports

Brazil: footwear exports continue to decline

Jul 8, 2019 / United States
After decreasing by 9.4% in March, Brazilian footwear exports declined even more in April: 17.7% compared to similar month last year

Abicalçados and Apex-Brasil renew agreement

Jul 4, 2019 / Brazil
During the latest edition of the Francal trade fair, the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados) announced the renewal of the agreement to maintain the Brazilian Footwear program, developed in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil)

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

US-China Trade war: new tariffs on hold

Jul 1, 2019 / China
President Trump and President Xi agreed Saturday to hold off on imposing new tariffs and continue trade negotiations, after meeting on the occasion of the G-20 Summit in Osaka

US China meeting to take place this weekend

Jun 28, 2019 / United States
President Trump and President Xi are expected to meet this Saturday in Osaka (Japan) during the G-20 Summit and the international trade topic is hot on the agenda

Crocs to reduce sourcing from China

Jun 14, 2019 / United States
The footwear company known for the iconic clogs says the amount of US products sourced from China will be below 10% for 2020. Currently, Crocs imports 30% of its US product from China

Bangladesh: leather industry below exports target

Jun 11, 2019 / Bangladesh
Notwithstanding the good performance of leather footwear exports, the leather industry as a whole registered a decline of 8.69% in revenue in the first 10 months of the year. The industry is below the target set for exports

India’s leather footwear exports up by 1%

Jun 6, 2019 / India
According to the Council for Leather Exports in the first 10 months of the fiscal year exports of leather footwear increased by roughly 1%. Exports of the overall leather industry are declining
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