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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

Online sales will become more important than in brick and mortar shops

Dec 20, 2016 / CEC
The words are from Cleto Sagripanti, President of the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC). An entrepreneur and a business man with extensive experience in the shoe industry

Vietnam is the new challenge for the Mexican footwear industry

Oct 6, 2016 / Mexico
That is the belief of the Chamber of the Footwear Industry of the State of Guanajuato (CICEG), which presented a new study on the TPP impacts on the footwear industry in Mexico

US and European footwear industries together to support TTIP

Jun 9, 2016 / CEC
3 trade associations representing the US and European footwear industries issued a joint statement urging the United States and the European Union to eliminate footwear trade barriers as part of the TTIP negotiations

New Balance voices anti-TPP position

Apr 18, 2016 / United States
The US-based athletic brand has come out in opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership, the free trade agreement involving the US and 11 countries from the Pacific region

EU and US working on a wide scale innovating trade agreement

Apr 14, 2014 / European Union
Last summer, EU and US started negotiations for a free trade agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). If negotiations succeed and the agreement is implemented in full, it will represent the most relevant regional free trade area and it will be the most impactful deal of its kind
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