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One of the main public awareness campaigns and law enforcement actions that prohibits the use of the term "synthetic leather" in Brazil is underway once again. Another edition of the Leather Law Blitz (Blitz Lei de Couro), coordinated by the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB), will cover wholesale traders in the Brás and Bom Retiro regions of São Paulo state up until the end of April, verifying communication with brands and retailers in reference to articles made of leather or synthetic materials.
Between January and March 2017, a total of 31.33 million pairs were exported generating USD259 million in revenue; representing a -1.6% decline in volume and a -14.2% drop in value, year-on-year.
Global leather trade's biggest event ended recently in Hong Kong. The APLF Leather & Materials + fair was attended by 38 Brazilian companies with the support of Brazilian Leather - a project that encourages leather exports and is developed by the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB) in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil).
In spite of a scandal that hit the industry in mid-March, Brazil’s beef sector registered export growth of almost 10% in the first quarter of 2017, reports Leatherbiz. Official figures from the ministry of industry, external commerce and service said beef exports over the three-month period had grown by 9.3% to bring in more than $3 billion in export revenues.
Several meat-importing countries have begun accepting shipments from Brazil again following the industry scandal that blew up there on March 17, reports Leathrbiz.
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