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EU-UK deal: how can leather goods benefit from duties exemption?

Premium ContentJan 8, 2021 / United Kingdom
The EU-UK agreement has set zero taxes on goods traded between the two parts. However, rules have been set to benefit from the exemption of duties. How can leather goods benefit from zero tariffs?

How can footwear benefit from zero duties under the EU-UK deal?

Premium ContentJan 7, 2021 / United Kingdom
The European Union and the UK have reached an agreement to frame the way both parts will live, work and trade together post-Brexit. There will be no taxes on goods originating from the UK or the EU and traded between both parts. However, how can footwear benefit from the exemption of duties?

EU-UK deal: how it will work for footwear?

Premium ContentJan 5, 2021 / United Kingdom
The big news on Christmas eve was the announcement of the much-expected deal between the European Union and the UK, which will frame the way both parts live, work and trade together post-Brexit. Today we focus on the aspects concerning footwear trade

AAFA reiterates importance of CBTPA program is extended to 2030

Oct 12, 2020 / United States
The American Apparel & Footwear Association President and CEO Steve Lamar welcomed the signing of the "Extension of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act" by President Trump this weekend. The bill extends the CBTPA until the 30th of September 2030

EU-Vietnam FTA gets green light in trade committee

Jan 24, 2020 / European Union
The Committee on International Trade gave its consent to the free trade agreement (FTA) by 29 votes, six votes against and five abstentions and recommends that the EP Plenary should do the same

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

Brazil: footwear production expected to grow 3% in 2019

Oct 21, 2019 / Brazil
Driven by the increase in shipments throughout the year, footwear production should grow 3% in 2019. The forecast was presented at an event recently held in Novo Hamburgo (Brazil)

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

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

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

Vietnam is not concerned with the US dropping the TPP

Feb 21, 2017 / Vietnam
The Asian country is one of the main footwear producers and exporters, and the US the largest consumer market for shoes. In 2016 Vietnam's footwear exports to the US grew by 9%

Half a billion dollars' loss for American consumers

Jan 23, 2017 / United States
The words are from Matt Priest, President and CEO footwear association Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America, reacting to the US withdrawal from the TPP signed today
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