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Argentine tanners cannot get hold of enough hides

Leatherbiz reports that according to local business media, the government in Argentina is heading for a stand-off with packer firms over the availability and price of hides.
24 Apr 2014

Brazil - Leather exports - check an exclusive study developed by CICB

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%.
23 Apr 2014

Hong Kong - Strong Chinese presence at Fashion Access

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
22 Apr 2014

Europe - Italian footwear association backs new EU “Made In” legislation

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.
22 Apr 2014

United States of America - More hides exported from US

Latest figures from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) indicate that more fresh and wet salted hides were export from the US in the first two months of 2014 compred to the same period of 2013.
22 Apr 2014

International Trade - Exclusion of Brazil from EU General System of Preferences

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.
22 Apr 2014
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