LeatherXchange, the service provider for the global leather industry, have introduced LX Market Advice, a worldwide network of more than 25 leather professionals dedicated to helping the $110 billion leather sector enter new geographies and broaden business opportunities. The new offering complements the company’s existing off-line services such as LX Inspection as well as their core web-based transactional platform.

Covering all key leather markets from Europe to Asia to North and South America, LX Market Advice aids leather companies establish relationships in other markets and bridges the gap caused by companies reluctant to do business because of cultural differences.

‘Our customers are telling us that they’re extremely interested in entering new markets, but language barriers or identifying the right intermediary can complicate their situation enormously’, explained Jose R Suarez, ceo of leatherXchange.

‘LX Market Advice is designed to open doors for these businesses, not only to help them identify buyers, sellers and agents but also to coordinate the relationship, provide background information, set the agenda, even act as interpreter during meetings.’

To request LX Market Advice, a customer simply contacts leatherXchange via fax, e-mail or visit their website at: [http://www.leatherxchange.com] and the company will have the appropriate regional professional contact the customer.