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Russia's veterinary and sanitary service, Rosselkhoznadzor, announced on November 20 that it will impose temporary restrictions on imports of Brazilian beef and pork as of December 1, 2017.
Brazilian footwear companies have exported just under 100 million pairs of shoes so far in 2017, according to the latest figures from footwear association Abicalçados.
The president of Brazil’s national tanning industry association CICB, José Fernando Bello, has said more of the leather his member companies export goes into automotive and furniture upholstery now than into footwear.
According to the latest data released by the Mexican Foreign Trade Promotion Association, footwear exports in the first half were USD156 million, down 11.23% from USD176 million in the same period in 2016. Exports were more than the same period last year.
Meat and leather producer JBS has appointed Jeremiah O’Callaghan as its new chairman. A meeting took place on October 20 and the company chose four new directors, including Mr O’Callaghan.