World Footwear

Exports

Brazilian footwear exports continue to fall

Sep 13, 2018 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados, the Brazilian Shoe Manufacturers Association, in August 8.8 million pairs were shipped abroad for 82.9 million US dollars, down by 7.3% in volume and 9.2% This represents the fourth consecutive month of declines

Tanzania: leather exports impacted by levy

Jul 31, 2018 / Tanzania
Tanzanian leather exporters are asking the Government to scrap the 10% export levy on leather exports that is causing buyers to shift to other countries

Cambodia’s exports consolidate growth

Jul 24, 2018 / Cambodia
According to the Cambodia Garment and Footwear Sector Bulletin issued by the International Labour Organization, exports of garment and footwear grew by 9.5% in 2017. Growth trend was consolidated in the first semester of 2018 (+11%)

Declining exports in Brazil

Jul 10, 2018 / Brazil
Data presented by the Brazilian Shoe Manufacturers Association (Abicalçados) indicates that in the first half of the year exports fell by 6.7% in volume and 7.9% in value

Iran's import ban includes footwear and leather goods

Jul 5, 2018 / Iran
Iran is ready to ban more than 1 300 commodities following latest US sanctions in order to protect plummeting value of rial (the national currency)

Pakistan's footwear exports with good performance

Jul 3, 2018 / Pakistan
May was marked by double digit growth on the country’s footwear exports, both in volume and value. Accumulated growth in the year anticipates a good annual performance

Firms support bill to limit Trump’s tariffs

Jun 27, 2018 / United States
Senator Bob Corker introduces bill to impose congressional review on Trump’s tariffs. More than 270 US companies approve in open letter to the US Senate

Belarus ban on raw hides exports

Jun 27, 2018 / Belarus
With this new ruling, going forward all deals will have to be approved by the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange. The new ban on raw hides exports takes place in a market which has been traditionally closed

Albania’s exports double digit growth

Jun 19, 2018 / Albania
The country's exports enjoyed double-digit growth in the first five months of this year despite the euro's depreciation (against Albania’s national currency), which negatively impacted the country’s exports, two-thirds of which are destined for Eurozone countries

FDRA responds to President Trumps claims

Jun 19, 2018 / United States
The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) responds to President Trumps claims that Canadians are “smuggling” shoes into Canada from the US to avoid tariffs

Positive year for Italian exports

Jun 12, 2018 / Italy
Exports of the Italian footwear sector increased in 2017. The industry closed the year with growth of 3.4% in external sales (after a 2.6% increase reported in the previous year)

Leather included in Pakistan’s new exports package

Jun 12, 2018 / Pakistan
The country's Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has approved the extension of the existing export package for the next three years. Leather sector has been included in the package

Footwear giants heading to Vietnam

Jun 5, 2018 / Vietnam
Affordable labor costs and free trade agreements with several countries are positioning the country in the pole position to attract foreign investment from some of the largest worldwide footwear players

Brazilian Footwear elects seven target markets

May 31, 2018 / Brazil
The Brazilian Shoe Manufacturers Association (Abicalçados), the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brazil) and the members of the Brazilian Footwear program (maintained by those entities) promoted a meeting to select target markets for the next two years

Vietnam: footwear with strong development prospects

Mar 27, 2018 / Vietnam
The idea was defended by Diệp Thành Kiệt, Deputy Chairman at Lefaso, the Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association, in a two-day Vietnam Footwear Summit in HCM City
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