The CLE is a trade promotion organisation for the leather and leather products industries. It works under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Over one million people are employed in India’s leather industry. India’s share in global leather exports and imports is about 3%. India leather and leather product exports dipped 26% to US$2.44 billion in fiscal 2020-21. However, the sector has started recording growth in 2021 as export economies emerge post pandemic. Europe remains the largest export market for Indian leather businesses.

Source: Business World