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South America - Colombia’s Congress ratifies FTA with South Korea

Colombia’s Congress has approved a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that was signed by Colombia and South Korea in 2013 and now awaits the president’s approval, the Colombian Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism reported.

19 Dec 2014

Peru - Shoe exports down

Peru’s exporters’ association ADEX has confirmed a year-on-year fall of 7% in the export revenues of the country’s footwear industry in the first ten months of 2014, reports international news site Leatherbiz

18 Dec 2014

Argentina - Continuous fall in shoe exports

Argentina’s footwear manufacturers have registered declines in exports in the last few years and are afraid the situation may become even more difficult for them.

17 Dec 2014

Tanzania - Raw material export ban requested to protect tanners

The Tanzania Tanners Association (TTA) has urged the government to ban the export of raw hides and skins saying it denies local tanneries raw materials.

17 Dec 2014

Vietnam - Exports to Italy surge 18% in first 11 months

Vietnam's exports to Italy reached US$2.5 billion in the past 11 months, surging 18.2 per cent against the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

17 Dec 2014

Hidenet Weekly Latin America Brazilian TR1 Video Report for December 14th 2014

In the final Hidenet Video Report for 2014, publisher Don Ohsman reports a slow week in Europe with not even Asia showing much enthusiasm.

16 Dec 2014
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