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USHSLA Requests Tariff Exclusions for Certain Chinese Leather Goods Imports
11 October, 2019
USHSLA hopes for some some exclusions in US-China trade war
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Smit & Zoon achieves highest level of ZDHC certification and thus proves to lead the industry in sustainability
Thursday, October 10, 2019 by We are proud to announce that Smit & Zoon has received the highest level of ZDHCcertification, proving that our products meet all requirements connected to Zero Discharge...

USHSLA Applauds U.S. Decision to Exempt EU Leather Imports from Retaliation in Airbus Subsidies Dispute
Friday, October 04, 2019 by The US Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) today welcomed the U.S. government’s decision to exempt from retaliation EU leather imports

USHSLA Establishes First-Ever Hides and Skins Traceability Program
Wednesday, October 02, 2019 by Voluntary programme aims to trace all US hides and skins back to single, identifiable point of origin

LANXESS wins Responsible Care competition 2019 of German Chemical Industry Association (VCI)
Friday, September 27, 2019 by Specialty chemicals company LANXESS received on 26 September the first prize in the nationwide Responsible Care competition from the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI)....

North American Meat Institute Releases Revised Edition of Animal Handling Guidelines and Audit Guide
Thursday, September 26, 2019 by 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...

Tapestry Inc. Replace CEO Victor Luis
Friday, September 06, 2019 by 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...

VF Corp Suspends Brazilian Leather Sourcing
Thursday, September 05, 2019 by 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...

ACLE in Shanghai
Wednesday, September 04, 2019 by 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...

No End in Sight for Bangladeshi Leather Industry Struggles
Wednesday, September 04, 2019 by 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...

Bangladeshi Leather Footwear Exports Continue to Grow
Tuesday, September 03, 2019 by Bangladeshi leather footwear exports have registered a steady growth of 9.22%, by earning £60.38m in first the month (July) of the current financial year

Systems for surface design and finishing
Tuesday, September 03, 2019 by At this year’s All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE), which will take place from September 3 to 5, 2019, in Shanghai, China, specialty chemicals company LANXESS will present a new...

Indian Government’s Economic Measures Will Boost Leather Industry
Monday, September 02, 2019 by India’s government have announced measures which they hope will push economic growth, help attract investments and boost leather sector exports

COTANCE will support its customers to achieve the ambitions of the Fashion Pact submitted to the intention of the G7 leaders in Biarritz
Monday, September 02, 2019 by COTANCE, the representative body of the European leather industry, welcomes the sustainability ambitions described in the Fashion Pact subscribed by 32 luxury and fashion brands, many...

Sustainable products and systems for the leather industry
Friday, August 30, 2019 by

ISA TanTec Begins Work on Second Vietnam Tannery
Saturday, August 24, 2019 by Leather Supplier ISA TanTec has given the go-ahead for construction on its second Vietnam-based tannery to begin.

Leather Naturally publishes labelling fact sheet
Friday, August 23, 2019 by Leather Naturally has published the latest in an on-going series of fact sheets that addresses the issue of labelling, which the organisation hopes will help to bring clarity to what...

Hong Kong’s Yue Yuen to Move Production to Southeast Asia
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by Yue Yuen Industries, the Hong Kong-listed footwear manufacturer, is to move more of its manufacturing out of China and into other Southeast Asian countries, as the US-China trade...

German Leather Federation in Bid to Ban Terms Like ‘Vegan Leather’
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by The German Leather Federation (VDL) has issued a ‘cease and desist’ letter to a vegan start-up that sells handbags made out of ‘apple leather’.

Bangladesh Leather Industry Flailing, Industrial Park Still Not Complete 16 Years On
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by Bangladesh has seen a dramatic fall in its leather export earnings and rawhide price, and the problems have been attributed to the government's failure to complete an industrial...

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