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Manufacturing - Japan to help fund upgrade for Sialkot glove manufacturers
Aid organisation the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has announced a new support programme for glove manufacturers in Pakistan. The money will go towards modernising glove manufacturing facilities in Sialkot.
International Trade - Leather bodies issue joint-statement supporting EU-Mercosur deal
Two leather industry bodies have issued a joint-statement supporting a free-trade agreement between the European Union and Mercosur and asking negotiators “to ensure an ambitious outcome for the leather sector”.
Footwear - Footwear Sourcing Shifts in Line With US-China Trade War
The trade war between the U.S. and China has had a negative impact on U.S. footwear imports from the top supplier.
Raw Materials - Declines in the volume and value of US hide exports continue
New figures released by the US Hide Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) for the first ten months of 2018 show year-to-date exports of hides of 23.7 million cattle hides, bringing in export revenues of more than US $1.3 billion.
When my grandfather, Max Ohsman, started in the hide trade in 1891, he was quoted as saying, “As long as babies are born with two feet, there will always be a hide business.”