India had a substantial presence at the recent APLF show in Hong Kong and such business platforms are key in promoting and expanding India’s leather exports.
Mr. Ahmed added that the council has asked leather exporters to increase their capacities and modernize their units so that the Indian leather sector increases its global competitiveness. He also said that they are planning to increase their international marketing efforts which could further help to boost leather export growth.
He also said: “We have to focus in the other markets like Latin America and Africa as we have done last fiscal. We will continue to focus on those markets in this fiscal as well.”
Exports of leather from India are expected to reach about US$4.8 billion in fiscal 2011-12 and likely to touch US$5.4 billion by 2014.