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World Footwear Business Conditions Survey: final opportunity to join

Mar 31, 2020 / Business Conditions Survey
The World Footwear Business Conditions Survey is now entering its final stretch. Take this opportunity to share your opinion and join our panel of experts

Indian exporters urge Government to allow production to continue

Mar 30, 2020 / India
The Indian authorities have ordered a lockdown in the country to slow the diffusion of the Coronavirus spread. Now, the exporting companies are asking to Government to allow them to continue operations

Mexico: early stages of Covid-19

Premium ContentMar 24, 2020 / Mexico
Mexico is still at the beginning of the epidemic diffusion and footwear factories continue to operate in the country. We spoke with Prospecta to understand how the situation is evolving

Assocalzaturifici talks about Covid-19 impact in Italy

Premium ContentMar 24, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
Italy has been the first country in Europe to take the hit of the Covid-19 epidemic, and it has been strongly impacted so far. We talked with Assocalzaturificci about the state of the footwear industry

APLF's 2020 postponed again

Mar 24, 2020 / Hong Kong
The organisers of the Hong Kong trade fairs have already postponed the events in early February. However, since then Covid-19 has spread globally. Further changes to the fair dates were now announced

Covid-19 hits the US

Premium ContentMar 23, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
As we write this article the US becomes the fourth country with the higher number of Covid-19 cases after China, Italy and Spain. The impacts on the industry start to be felt

FDRA asks for a freeze on shoe duties

Mar 11, 2020 / United States
Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA), the footwear industry’s business and trade association, sent a letter to the White House applauding the proposed payroll tax cut but also encouraging a freeze on footwear duties

Germany with higher foreign trade in 2019

Mar 10, 2020 / Germany
During Gallery Shoes, the Federal Association of the German Footwear and Leather Goods Industry held its Press Conference to give an update about the German footwear industry

Italy locks down north of the country

Mar 9, 2020 / Italy
The Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced the measures over the weekend in an attempt to contain the spreading of the disease

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

Apparel and footwear industry claims more work on counterfeit

Mar 4, 2020 / United States
Steve Lamar, President and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), expressed encouragement following the introduction of the SHOP SAFE Act of 2020 in the House of Representatives

Mariusz Babral: Sustainability is a revolution

Feb 10, 2020 / Poland
We spoke with Mariusz Babral, Vice-President of the Polish Chamber of Shoe and Leather Industry, to discuss some of the pressing issues of the moment within the footwear industry

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
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