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The EU-Vietnam Free trade agreement (EVFTA) and investment protection agreement (EVIPA) were just approved by National Assembly of Vietnam this morning, 8 June 2020.
The volume of footwear reaching U.S. ports in February tumbled 20.8 percent compared to a year earlier–its largest drop in more than four years, according to an analysis by the Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA), which also noted it was the sixth straight month of volume and value declines in footwear imports.
Cattle hides are the latest beef industry commodity to buckle under the impact of COVID-19, with reports this week that international buyers and traders have more or less withdrawn from making offers on Australian hides.
Finally, some good news about the coronavirus and global supply chains: Cargo volumes and ship calls have swiftly rebounded at Chinese ports, confirming that the cogs of global trade are grinding back into motion.
APLF started collaborating with Don and Hidenet after a meeting held in Sao Paolo during Couromoda 2010 when the CICB organized the International leather Forum where Don, along with APLF director Michael Duck, was on the panel of speakers. This led to a mutually satisfying arrangement with APLF publishing Hidenet’s Weekly Video Review oo the international hide markets which still continues to this day.
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