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EU-Japan EPA: a practical guide for footwear companies

Premium ContentJan 21, 2020 / European Union
The Economic Partnership Agreement 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

US and China sign new deal

Jan 16, 2020 / United States
Representatives from the two countries have signed an agreement aimed at easing a trade war that has disturbed the global markets and is impacting the global economy. However, many fear this won't stop the tensions

Siro Badon: the online is a showcase of our products

Jan 14, 2020 / Italy
We spoke with Siro Badon, President of Assocalzaturifici, to discuss some of the pressing issues of the moment within the footwear industry

Bangladesh’s leather exports down by 10.6%

Jan 14, 2020 / Bangladesh
The country’s leather industry registered a total of 475.83 million US dollars’ worth of exporting revenue in the first six months of the new financial year. A decline of 10.61% from the previous year

Brazilian exports cross the 965 million US dollars threshold

Jan 10, 2020 / Brazil
Data gathered by the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados) indicates that 114.55 million pairs of shoes were shipped abroad between January and December, generating 967 million US dollars in exports in 2019

Uzbekistan industry aims to grow exports

Jan 6, 2020 / Uzbekistan
The local government is pushing ahead a programme to liberalise a state and economy with a strong heritage from the post-Soviet era. The aim is to grow exports of the clothing and footwear industry

Matteo Pasca: I don’t see a revolution in the industry

Dec 26, 2019 / Italy
We spoke with Matteo Pasca, CEO at ARSUTORIA School and CEO at Edizioni AF, to discuss the pressing issues of the footwear industry. Watch the second part of the interview

Growth of Brazilian exports driven by US market

Dec 17, 2019 / Brazil
Between January and November this year 104.2 million pairs of shoes were exported by Brazil, resulting in revenue of 886.3 million US dollars. The US market continues to grow

US-China trade deal reached

Dec 13, 2019 / United States
The US announced an agreement on a "phase one" trade deal with China on Friday, 13th of December

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
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