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.