The European Parliament voted in favour of a law enforcing the mandatory labelling of products imported to the EU from countries outside the Union. The votea was 485 in favour, 130 against with 27 abstentions.
Pakistan Leather Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PLGMEA) has urged the government to salvage export sector from the fallouts of the recent revaluation of the rupee, as many small export units are on the verge of collapse.
World Leather magazine is pleased to announce shortlisted candidates for the Americas for the 2013-2014 Tannery of the Year competition, aiming to find the best examples of tanneries across the world that have built the principles of corporate social responsibility into their way of working.
The recession of 2008-09 may have had a long term impact on global growth rates, says the World Trade Organization (WTO). The growth of global commerce will pick up speed this year and next, says the Organization.
In 2013 the French tanning industry recorded a turnover of €174.2 million (for cow & calf leather) and €253.3 million (for leather made from smaller sheep and goat skins), an increase of 2% and 9% respectively. This increase is due in part to the increase in exports.