More than 280 excellent papers covering the fields of fundamental research, cleaner technology, testing technology and environmentally friendly leather chemicals, have been received. The CLIA would like to remind all concerned that the discount period for registration will expire on June 8, 2009. People who want to take advantage of the favourable earlybird price should register before the due date. In addition, China now has stricter policies for visa applications so registrants are requested to provide the organising committee with detailed information including full name, nationality, passport number, company name, title, visa application place, email, fax, address etc, for issuing their invitation letter as soon as possible. For details of the congress, please log on to the official website at: or