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Odd times for the leather industry; an odd look to the leather halls. Another busy day but with the levels of activity varying from area to area. Sometimes corridors like the long rows of Pakistan stands were full.
Day 2 at APLF was almost a continuation of Day 1 - but not quite as tanners had had time to reflect a little after the fast and furious start to the fair on Wednesday. Enthusiasm and throngs of visitors do not make sales or sign contracts.
Hopefully all delegates arrived in good quality footwear with sound soles, leather preferred, as the first day of the 34th edition of APLF got off to quite a fast and furious start.
Before the fair started there was some reticence due to trade sanctions being imposed unilaterally by the US and threats by both China and Europe to retaliate.
After the positive performance at the 2017 APLF event, the run-up to the 2018 fair has been fast and dynamic with the main tannery hall sold out almost three months before the inauguration of the 2018 event due to start on 14 March.
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