ICHSLTA seek closer co-operation5 May 2010
The 81st ICHSLTA AGM took place in Hong Kong on March 28 prior to the APLF. Delegates (from China, US, Turkey, France, Australia) confirmed that they had all seen a recovery in past few months following a very difficult 2009. An exchange of information on tariffs and environmental protection policies were discussed.
ICHSLTA also agreed to work more closely with the International Council of Tanners on contracts 6 and 7 as well as work more co-operatively with the ICT on improving the rules of the trade.
The association said in a statement that they were also examining the possibility of working more closely with organisations such as UNIDO and the FAO.
The Japanese Leather Industry Association (JLIA) were officially adopted as a full member and Proyecto Catalana Del Cuero were adopted as an associate member.