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Brazil’s Agriculture Minister, Tereza Cristina, announced the Government has received a go ahead from Chinese authorities to resume beef exports to the country, leading meatpacker Minerva to suspend the planned collective holidays at its Barretos unit, Brazilian state of Sao Paulo.
The US Hide Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) was one of more than 650 companies and organisations in the US to sign a letter on June 13 on the subject of the ongoing trade dispute with China.
Chinese footwear group Huajian has signed a 15-year lease on an industrial park in Ethiopia, with buildings earmarked for shoe and leathergoods production.
The United States Hide, Skin & Leather Association president, Stephen Sothmann, has released a statement saying retaliatory moves by the Chinese government to impose 25% import tariffs on US pork and other products could escalate “simmering trade tensions” between the US and China and ultimately cause “significant harm” to the US hide, skin and leather industry.
It looks as though the leather pipeline has escaped a first round of retaliatory measures from China following the imposition of tariffs by the US on imports of steel and aluminium from the Asian country.
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