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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

World Footwear Yearbook 2019: rebalancing Europe and Asia

Aug 6, 2019 / World Footwear Yearbook
The World Footwear Yearbook 2019 has been published by APICCAPS and it contains the main highlights of the industry in 2018, which can be immediately incorporated in the strategy of global footwear companies

Vietnam is already taking advantage of the US-China trade war

Aug 5, 2019 / Vietnam
As the trade war between the two countries enters a new chapter, the worldfootwear.com spoke to Nguyen Duc Thuan, Chairman of Lefaso, the Vietnamese footwear association, to discuss this and other hot topics of the industry

President Trump announces more tariffs

Aug 2, 2019 / United States
The announcement was via Twitter yesterday: the US will impose added tariffs of 10% on the remaining 300 billion US dollars in goods from China. This decision can likely include all footwear from China

Indian exports reach 5.69 billion US dollars

Jul 30, 2019 / India
India’s export of leather and leather products for the last financial year reached 5 691.00 million US dollars, compared to 5 740.97 million US dollars in the previous year. This represents a small decline of 0.87%

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

Sri Lanka and Pakistan to strengthen their ties

Jul 22, 2019 / Pakistan
The Consul General of Sri Lanka in Pakistan and representatives of the Pakistan Footwear Manufacturers Association (PFMA) gathered to discuss further opportunities of developing the ties within the footwear sector in both countries

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

The treaty with the greatest global impact

Jul 9, 2019 / World
The Treaty of Tordesillas was signed 5 centuries ago, in the Spanish city with the same name and divided the world - discovered and undiscovered - in two parts, giving the exploitation rights to Portugal and Spain

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
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