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Brazil’s hide exports up by 45% in value in 2021

Tuesday, January 18, 2022


Exports of hides and skins in December, presented by SECEX (Secretary of Foreign Trade) of the Ministry of Economy, totaled US$121.5 million. This is 17.6% higher than the same month in 2020, when US$103.3 million were exported. The value is also 20.6% higher than in November when exports totaled US$100.7 million.

Three Tannery Parks Planned in Bangladesh

Friday, January 7, 2022


The Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) is planning to build three more leather industrial estates in the next five years, which will create more than 400,000 jobs. The plans come as a response to what they see as the administration’s failure to make the Tannery Industrial Estate built on the bank of the Dhaleshwari river in Savar functional. Under the plans, the BSCIC wants to establish a leather industrial park on the 200 acres of land next to the Industrial Estate, to be used for the processing of raw hide and backward linkage.

Mensa Brands Expands into Leather

Tuesday, January 4, 2022


India’s leading tech-led house of brands, Mensa Brand, has announced a partnership with Kolkata-based leather goods manufacturer and seller, Estalon. Estalon offers affordable, genuine handcrafted leather products, exhibiting beautiful traditional Indian craftsmanship. The acquisition marks Mensa Brands’ first foray into the growing leather goods segment, which holds immense potential in both domestic and international markets.

Pakistan Leather Exports on the Rise

Tuesday, January 4, 2022


Pakistan’s leather goods exports witnessed an increase of 11.03% during the first five months of the current financial year (2021-22) as compared to the exports of the corresponding period of last year. Pakistan exported over $266m worth of leather goods during July-November (2021-22) against the exports of $240m during July-November (2020-21), showing a growth of 11.03%. Statistics from the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).

Philippine Leather Goods Manufacturers Given Tax Relief

Thursday, December 30, 2021


In order to aid shoemakers and other leather goods manufacturers in the country’s “Shoe Capital” during the Covid-19 pandemic, Marikina City Mayor Marcelino R. Teodoro signed an ordinance providing tax relief to all shoemakers in the city, meaning they will get a discount from business tax and permit fees for five years.

Pakistan Leather Exports Surge

Monday, December 20, 2021


Stakeholders in Pakistan’s leather sector have enjoyed the surge in exports of their products following the relaxation of lockdowns in foreign countries. The significant relaxation of lockdowns in a number of export destinations, hand-in-hand with the government’s policies, the country’s leather industry is witnessing a steady recovery.