Five tanners to close in Fuzhou City26 July 2010
In an announcement issued by Economic and Trade Commission in Fujian province, five tanneries in Fuzhou city with annual production below 20,000 pieces of standard cattle equivalent are included in the list of enterprises to face closure. The five tanneries are Fuzhou Chaoqi Tannery, Changle Shengda Leather Products Co, Liuchangping Tannery, Minguan Leather Co, and Minhou Xiangqian Tannery. The companies listed in the announcement will be closed by the end of September of this year. Their production facilities will be dismantled at the end of the year. The announcement is part China's elimination of outdated production capacity, in other words their production and effluent treatment systems fall below environmental standards, especially as each tannery has a low production volume (under 30,000 pieces per annum).