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New figures from the US Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHLSA) confirm total export earnings of just over $1 billion from shipments of cattle hides in the first six months of this year, an increase of 11% compared to the first six months of 2016.
With export revenues of US $8.7 billion in the first six months of 2017, growth of 11% year on year, the Vietnamese footwear industry continues to perform well, but in recent comments, local industry association Lefaso has complained of a gulf between producers that are locally owned and those run in Vietnam by overseas operators.
Vietnam’s prime minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, has called on manufacturers in his country to build stronger business ties with Tanzania, suggesting that trade between the two countries has the potential to reach US $1 billion per year, reports Leatherbiz.
One of the UK’s premier tannery group’s, The Clayton Leather Group is excited to be sharing a stand at ACLE with its sole distributor for China, Brothers Leathercraft Ltd.
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