New News information at Leather International New and updated information from News listed on www.leathermag.com http://www.leathermag.com/ en-us http://www.leathermag.com/ New News information at Leather International http://www.leathermag.com/content/images/logo_big.gif USHSLA Requests Tariff Exclusions for Certain Chinese Leather Goods Imports http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsushsla-requests-tariff-exclusions-for-certain-chinese-leather-goods-imports-7449943 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsushsla-requests-tariff-exclusions-for-certain-chinese-leather-goods-imports-7449943 by <br/> <br/> USHSLA hopes for some some exclusions in US-China trade war Fri, 11 Oct 2019 14:00:00 GMT Smit & Zoon achieves highest level of ZDHC certification and thus proves to lead the industry in sustainability http://www.leathermag.com/news/newssmit-zoon-achieves-highest-level-of-zdhc-certification-and-thus-proves-to-lead-the-industry-in-sustainability-7447773 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newssmit-zoon-achieves-highest-level-of-zdhc-certification-and-thus-proves-to-lead-the-industry-in-sustainability-7447773 by <br/> <br/> We are proud to announce that Smit & Zoon has received the highest level of ZDHC<br />certification, proving that our products meet all requirements connected to Zero Discharge of<br />Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC). Thu, 10 Oct 2019 15:40:00 GMT USHSLA Applauds U.S. Decision to Exempt EU Leather Imports from Retaliation in Airbus Subsidies Dispute http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsushsla-applauds-us-decision-to-exempt-eu-leather-imports-from-retaliation-in-airbus-subsidies-dispute-7442295 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsushsla-applauds-us-decision-to-exempt-eu-leather-imports-from-retaliation-in-airbus-subsidies-dispute-7442295 by <br/> <br/> The US Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) today welcomed the U.S. government’s decision to exempt from retaliation EU leather imports Thu, 03 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMT USHSLA Establishes First-Ever Hides and Skins Traceability Program http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsushsla-establishes-first-ever-hides-and-skins-traceability-program-7435155 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsushsla-establishes-first-ever-hides-and-skins-traceability-program-7435155 by <br/> <br/> Voluntary programme aims to trace all US hides and skins back to single, identifiable point of origin Wed, 02 Oct 2019 08:55:00 GMT LANXESS wins Responsible Care competition 2019 of German Chemical Industry Association (VCI) http://www.leathermag.com/news/newslanxess-wins-responsible-care-competition-2019-of-german-chemical-industry-association-vci-7428541 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newslanxess-wins-responsible-care-competition-2019-of-german-chemical-industry-association-vci-7428541 by <br/> <br/> Specialty chemicals company LANXESS received on 26 September the first prize in the nationwide Responsible Care competition from the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI). The company submitted the project “Resource-efficient manufacturing of leather chemicals” (ReeL) Fri, 27 Sep 2019 12:53:00 GMT North American Meat Institute Releases Revised Edition of Animal Handling Guidelines and Audit Guide http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsnorth-american-meat-institute-releases-revised-edition-of-animal-handling-guidelines-and-audit-guide-7428526 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsnorth-american-meat-institute-releases-revised-edition-of-animal-handling-guidelines-and-audit-guide-7428526 by <br/> <br/> The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute), with which the U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) is affiliated, released its latest science-based animal care guidelines and audit for the meat industry Wed, 25 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMT Tapestry Inc. Replace CEO Victor Luis http://www.leathermag.com/news/newstapestry-inc-replace-ceo-victor-luis-7402958 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newstapestry-inc-replace-ceo-victor-luis-7402958 by <br/> <br/> The news that long-serving chairman Jide Zeitlin has stepped into the role vacated by former CEO Victor Luis at Tapestry Inc, comes just weeks after the high-end fashion house cut its full-year earnings forecast and warned of troubles at its Kate Spade brand. Fri, 06 Sep 2019 10:13:00 GMT VF Corp Suspends Brazilian Leather Sourcing http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsvf-corp-suspends-brazilian-leather-sourcing-7401217 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsvf-corp-suspends-brazilian-leather-sourcing-7401217 by <br/> <br/> The owner of The North Face, Vans and Timberland, has announced that it will stop sourcing leather from Brazil, citing concerns over the environmental impact made by cattle ranchers that has caused a vast majority of the fires currently afflicting the Amazon rainforest. Thu, 05 Sep 2019 15:10:00 GMT ACLE in Shanghai http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsacle-in-shanghai-7398764 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsacle-in-shanghai-7398764 by <br/> <br/> Shortly before the Shanghai New International Expo Centre opened its doors for the 22nd edition of ACLE, one delegate told Leather International that he suspected this year’s shop-floor might be decidedly quieter due to “market conditions”. Wed, 04 Sep 2019 13:34:00 GMT No End in Sight for Bangladeshi Leather Industry Struggles http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsno-end-in-sight-for-bangladeshi-leather-industry-struggles-7398766 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsno-end-in-sight-for-bangladeshi-leather-industry-struggles-7398766 by <br/> <br/> The lack of a fully functional central effluence treatment plant (CETP) and solid waste management at the Savar Tannery Industrial Estate has proved to be a huge hindrance to Bangladesh’s leather and leather goods exporters. Wed, 04 Sep 2019 13:00:00 GMT