The Brazilian Footwear Industry Association (Abicalçados) is expecting an increase in exports in 2015. Last year, the sector faced a reduction in sales, which resulted, according to the Association’s president, Heitor Klein, with the loss of 24,000 jobs.
Leading international news site Leatherbiz reports that the US Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) is requesting an urgent resolution of labour disputes at West Coast Ports, now putting delays for hides and skins between 21 and 30 days.
Just before Christmas, Hidenet produced the first Forum of its kind. Headlined by CLIA president Su Chaoying, leading members of the Chinese tanning industry discussed the most important topics affecting the country’s tanning industry.