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Nicaragua - Inter-Oceanic Canal Construction to begin next month

Construction of a US$50 billion canal linking the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans through the Central American isthmus in Nicaragua will start on December 22nd, one hundred years after the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914.

24 Nov 2014

International Trade - Sino-Australian FTA to boost livestock and hide exports

Leatherbiz reports that Australia’s exports of hides and skins are set to receive a big boost after its Prime Minister Tony Abbott signed a trade deal with Chinese president Xi Jinping in Canberra.

24 Nov 2014

Hidenet Presents First Interactive International Leather Forum

Hidenet Presents First Interactive International Leather Forum

21 Nov 2014

Pakistan – Turkey - Pakistan tanners look to export more to Turkey

The Turkish Commercial Attaché to Pakistan, Murat Mustu, said on November 18 that the 6th round of talks for signing a Preferential Trade Agreement between Pakistan and Turkey will be concluded at the next meeting.

20 Nov 2014

Argentina - Leather exports prejudice local production

Leathergood and footwear manufacturers in Argentina have made a formal complaint to the country’s federal government, saying jobs in their sectors are at stake because of a lack of local leather.

19 Nov 2014

Vietnam - Investment conference for leather sector

With the support from the Ministry of Trade, the Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association (LEFASO) invited the U.S Footwear, Distributors and Retailers Association (FDRA) to organize an export promotion conference for leather and footwear to help to improve the capability of businesses and exporters from Vietnam’s leather and footwear enterprises.

17 Nov 2014
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