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US-China trade war is already impacting the industry

Aug 19, 2019 / World Footwear Yearbook
The year 2018 was marked by positive dynamics, but the US-China trade war is already impacting the numbers. More information about the Footwear Industry in 2018 is available within the World Footwear Yearbook 2019

Tariffs on footwear delayed to December

Aug 14, 2019 / United States
The US-China trade war has a new chapter. After Mr Trump announced added tariffs of 10% on the remaining 300 billion US dollars in goods from China, now their application on certain footwear items is delayed to December

Global Footwear Industry: Positive Dynamics in 2018

Aug 1, 2019 / World Footwear Yearbook
The year 2018 was marked by the positive dynamics initiated in 2017, following two years of stabilization. Footwear production and exports grew by 2.7% and 4.3%, respectively. Data is from the World Footwear Yearbook 2019 now published by APICCAPS

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 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

200 shoe companies send Mr Trump a letter

May 22, 2019 / United States
US-based footwear companies have signed a letter urging President Donald Trump to remove footwear from his latest tranche of tariffs to be applied to Chinese-made products

The new chapter of the US-China trade war

Premium ContentMay 14, 2019 / United States
President Trump announced and applied increases on the China tariff rates on List 3 (200 billion US dollars in Chinese-made goods) from 10% to 25%. Remaining goods, including footwear, could be hit with tariffs shortly as a new list was announced

Germany industry is cautiously optimistic

Mar 18, 2019 / Germany
Manfred Junkert, Managing Director of the Federal Association of the German Footwear and Leather Goods Industry, spoke about the drop in foreign business in 2018 and the industry's cautious optimism for the future

Japanese footwear imports consolidate growth

Mar 5, 2019 / Japan
In 2018 imports of footwear by the Asian country grew by 2.8% in quantity and 3.9% in value. Japan is the 4th largest importer of footwear and the 6th largest consumer market for footwear

American footwear industry applauds trade war ceasefire

Dec 10, 2018 / United States
The Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA) applauded the move by the Trump administration to suspend new trade tariffs

Nigeria: local association urges government to act on imports

Nov 2, 2018 / Nigeria
The Leather Products Manufacturers Association of Abia State (LEPMAAS) has urged the Nigerian Government to urgently tackle threats posed by imported shoes, bags and belts to local manufacturers
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