Massimo Donda, President of Federcalzature (the Italian Shoe Trade Confederation) and President of CEDDEC (European Confederation of the Shoe Trade Associations), recently visited the Shoe China fair held in Beijing from 1-6 July 2005. Among the Federcalzature delegation were Franco Ballin VicePresident of ANCI and Andrea Colzani President of the Federcalzature Young Group.

During his stay, he met his Excellency the ViceMinister of Commerce Fu Ziying and asked the ViceMinister to stop the quarrel with the EU and fully open the Chinese market and abolish duty on European footwear.

During the congress ‘China Shoes Forum’ held on 3 July in Beijing, President Donda presented a speech entitled ‘EU Footwear Market Overview’.

Donda also met with the CEOs of many large Chinese manufactures and the managers of the shoe sector.