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Leatherbiz reports that the US Trade Representative (USTR) has given notice that it believes taxes now being imposed in France on US digital companies including Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon are “unreasonable, discriminatory and burden US commerce”.
Owned by Spain headquartered Inditex, whose net sales climbed 7.5% to €19.8 billion for the nine months ended October 31, the global apparel retailer has launched Edited X Zara for bags, reports ILM.
ILM reports that the official website of the Confederation of National Associations of Tanners and Dressers of the European Community (Cotance) has been totally revamped, 20 years after its launch.
Leatherbiz reports that Vietnam is still on track to take over as the second-biggest importer of wet blue from the US. Italy is still the single most important buyer of US wet blue, in spite of a consistent decline throughout 2019. China is second at the moment but new figures, for the first ten months of the year, show that Vietnam continues to catch up.
Footwear News’ Samantha McDonald writes that fashion and footwear trade organizations reacted positively to the announcement that President Donald Trump and the House of Representatives have agreed to move forward with the White House’s replacement deal for the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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