World Footwear

International Trade

Declining exports in India

Dec 3, 2019 / India
The weak demand from key European countries impacted the performance of the exports of the Indian leather industry

Cambodia is benefiting from tariffs relief

Nov 22, 2019 / Cambodia
Exports of footwear and travel goods by Cambodia increased in the first nine months of this year, thanks to tariff privileges received from the US under its GSP

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

Brazil's first mission to Peru evaluated as positive

Nov 21, 2019 / Brazil
This was confirmed by Abicalçados, the Brazilian Footwear Industry Association. This first trade mission to Peru took place in mid-November

Argentina: CIMA is calling for protectionism

Nov 21, 2019 / Argentina
The Chamber of the Leather Industries in Argentina is worried with the state of the industry and have asked for protection

Ecuador lowers tariffs for sports shoes

Nov 13, 2019 / Ecuador
The government of Ecuador reduced import tariffs on shoes and equipments for sports

Bangladesh: support to exports will continue

Nov 4, 2019 / Bangladesh
During the Bangladesh Leather Footwear and Leather Goods International Sourcing Show the Prime Minister of Bangladesh announced support to the industry will carry on

Mexico: tariffs on imports to remain

Oct 25, 2019 / Mexico
The decision follows a previous announcement indicating tariffs on imports from countries with whom Mexico has no free trade agreement could be eased

Counterfeit Nike shoes seized in the US

Oct 24, 2019 / United States
The US Authorities recently seized 14 806 pairs of counterfeit Nike shoes. If genuine the shoes would have an estimated manufacturer’s suggested retail price of over 2 million US dollars

Turkish international trade in detail

Oct 23, 2019 / Turkey
According to Turkish Statistical Institute the share of large enterprises in exports was 44.6%. Exports were mostly aimed to the EU 28. More details were revealed

Vietnam's industry progress towards its target

Oct 22, 2019 / Vietnam
According to Lefaso the target for the turnover from leather and footwear exports set for 2019 is 21.5 billion US dollars, a 10% increase from 2018

AAFA remains concerned with tariffs war

Oct 17, 2019 / United States
Despite the announcement by the Trump Administration to pause tariff rate increases, the American Apparel & Footwear Association remains concerned

US-China phase one trade deal announced

Oct 14, 2019 / United States
As part of the deal, the tariffs on the first 250 billion US dollars in trade will not increase to 30% on Tuesday as planned

US is the main destination of Brazilian footwear exports

Oct 10, 2019 / Brazil
According to data prepared by the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados), 9.47 million pairs were shipped in August, 7.4% more than in the same month of 2018

Bangladesh: exports performance above target set

Oct 8, 2019 / Bangladesh
The country’s leather industry registered a total of 106.10 million US dollars’ worth of exporting revenue in the first month of the new financial year. The target set was exceeded
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