The value of Brazilian hides and skins exported in March has reached a total of US$ 252,555 million, which means an increase of 31.9% in comparison to the same month last year, when exports reached a total of US$ 191,490 million. In comparison to February 2014, there was also an increase of 1.0%.
Fashion Access has reported that 11,823 visitors attended the fair at the beginning of this month, with the number including 8,697 international buyers from 83 countries, reports international news site Leatherbiz
The European Parliament voted on April 15 to oblige manufacturers to label all non-food goods such as footwear, leather goods and leather garments/gloves with their country of origin, a step designed to help consumers know what they are buying.
Despite a record start to 2014 for Brazilian leather exports that surged by 31%+ in February, there is still concern about Brazil’s exclusion from the EU’s General System of Preferences (GSP) which allows exporters in developing countries to pay lower duties on their exports to the EU.