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Organisers of the Asia Pacific Leather Fair (APLF) have announced today that due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 the next edition of APLF - Leather, Materials+ and Fashion Access will now be held on 30th March - 1st April, 2021.
Once again, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to be felt in every part of the leather pipeline, reports Leatherbiz.
Since 16 March, many leather companies (from both the industrial and distribution sectors) are at a standstill because of the health measures in place in France. The upstream players in the industry*, and notably the leather and raw hide dealers represented by the Syndicat Général des Cuirs et Peaux, are still very active in the field and are continuing to collect hides. In direct contact with abattoirs, their commitment is essential for ensuring a constant food supply for the French people.
Publisher of CueroAmérica, Mauricio Herzovich, write from Buenos Aires that the pandemic and its consequent quarantine, is generating a huge decoupling of the various factors of the economy. In this situation, the interdependence of some production chains has marked conflicting situations, such as that generated around the world between abattoirs and tanneries.
According to an article published on The Wall Street Journal, the Trump administration could soon be announcing a duty relief for some sectors that include footwear, reports ILM.
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