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Bilateral Trade - Germany and Vietnam strengthen trade relations

Leatherbiz reports that a delegation of German businessmen has travelled to Vietnam to cement relations, after increasing trade nearly eightfold over the past three years to total $7.7 billion last year.
22 Sep 2014

China - Leather - Dongguan's high-end focus finds domestic leather falls short

The president of Dongguan Leather and Footwear Association has said that shoemakers in the city are importing larger quantities of leather after finding domestic supplies do not reach their quality requirements, reports international news site Leatherbiz
18 Sep 2014

International Trade - Sino-Australian FTA to be reality by year end

China and Australia are likely to reach a long-awaited free trade agreement (FTA) within the year, a senior Australian official said on September 15.
18 Sep 2014

International Trade - Vietnam to benefit from ASEAN Economic Community

Vietnamese footwear exports will enjoy a zero tariff once the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is established in late 2015, making room for producers to expand their markets and access new materials.
18 Sep 2014

China - Brazilian tanners take high hopes home from ACLE

Leatherbiz reports that Brazil’s export promotions agency, Apex-Brasil, has said tanners who travelled from the South American country to take part in the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) in Shanghai at the start of September expect orders to materialise from the contacts they made at the event to have a combined value of US$500 million over the next year.
16 Sep 2014

Footwear - Middle East gets taste for Brazilian shoes

Brazil exported $35.16 million worth of shoes to the Middle East in the first seven months of the year, according to the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade and the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, reports international news site Leatherbiz.
15 Sep 2014
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