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Chinese tanning industry in a race to the bottom

China
Published:  01 July, 2022

According to the latest analysis from theSauerReport Editor Ian Banks, there are serious concerns about the situation in China.

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Bangladesh beats leather exports targets

Bangladesh
Published:  01 July, 2022

Leather exports from Bangladesh between July 2021 and May 2022 totalled US$1.11 billion, already exceeding strategic targets for the full year.

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Evolved By Nature raises US$120 million in Series C funding

United States
Published:  01 July, 2022

Biotechnology company Evolved By Nature has succeeded in raising US$120 million in its Series C financing.

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Tanners to receive Tk4 billion bank loan cap

Bangladesh
Published:  30 June, 2022

The Bangladesh Bank has set a loan cap of Tk4 billion (US$42.74 million) for tanners to procure rawhides in the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha season.

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India raises leather work tax to 12%

India
Published:  30 June, 2022

India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has made the decision to increase GST tax on work related to the processing and manufacture of leather goods and footwear.

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Cotance responds to leather deforestation link allegations

Published:  29 June, 2022

The Confederation of National Associations of Tanners and Dressers of the European Community (Cotance) has rejected allegations in the latest Global Witness report linking the leather value chain with deforestation.

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Record June figure for cattle on feed in the U.S.

United States
Published:  29 June, 2022

Further underlining the supply and demand imbalance in the global leather industry, the latest data from the USDA shows record monthly figures for June 1, 2022, for cattle and calves on feed in the U.S..

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India and Australia fix raw material tariff at zero

India/Australia
Published:  29 June, 2022

More details have emerged regarding the Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (AI-ECTA).

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Hide traders demand outstanding payments before Eid

Bangladesh
Published:  29 June, 2022

Hide and skin traders in Bangladesh are demanding that tannery owners pay them outstanding bills before Eid-ul-Azha.

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Sustainable Apparel Coalition puts transparency program on hold

Worldwide
Published:  28 June, 2022

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has decided to “pause” its consumer-facing transparency program while it reviews its data practices.

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ISA TanTec becomes first Land to Market global tannery partner

Worldwide
Published:  28 June, 2022

ISA TanTec has announced a partnership with Land to Market, reportedly becoming the organisation’s first global tannery partner.

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Frank Boehly appointed President of France Industries Créatives

France
Published:  27 June, 2022

President of the Conseil National du Cuir, Frank Boehly, has been appointed to lead France Industries Créatives.

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Online training launched to tackle hydrogen sulfide risk

Worldwide
Published:  27 June, 2022

An online training course has been launched to educate tannery workers on dealing with hydrogen sulfide gas.

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Senior management changes for Zschimmer & Schwarz

Germany
Published:  24 June, 2022

Chemicals company Zschimmer & Schwarz has announced changes to its senior management, including a new CEO.

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Nike announces permanent exit from Russia

Russia
Published:  24 June, 2022

Nike has made the decision to fully exit Russia following a suspension of operations in the country three months ago.

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PrimeAsia launches new collections under Responsibly Raised

United States
Published:  23 June, 2022

PrimeAsia has launched two new leather collections under its Responsibly Raised program for the outdoor and athletic lifestyle footwear industries.

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Chennai solid waste initiative launched

India
Published:  23 June, 2022

Siva V Meyyanathan, Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Forests, has launched an initiative to develop solid waste management at tannery clusters in Tamil Nadu.

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Skills4Smart TCLF concludes after four and a half years

Europe
Published:  23 June, 2022

The Blueprint Project Skills4Smart TCLF 2030, which aimed to modernise the European textile, clothing, leather and footwear industries, has concluded.

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Australian kangaroo industry calls for U.S. support

Australia
Published:  22 June, 2022

The Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia (KIAA) has launched a new social media campaign in the U.S. to promote kangaroo leather.

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Chinese tanners concerned about lost business

China
Published:  22 June, 2022

According to the latest analysis from theSauerReport, a growing number of Chinese tanners are concerned that they have lost business to other origins following the recent lockdown disruptions. 

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Rino Mastrotto joins SSIP board

Italy
Published:  21 June, 2022

The Italy based leather industry research and testing laboratories SSIP (Stazione Sperimentale per l'Industria delle Pelli e delle Materie Concianti) has appointed Italian tanner, Rino Mastrotto as the latest member to its Board of Directors.

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U.S. activists target kangaroo leather in legal action

United States
Published:  21 June, 2022

Animal activists in the U.S. are launching legal action against a footwear manufacturer in an effort to combat kangaroo leather use.

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Aba leather industry criticises lack of government support

Nigeria
Published:  21 June, 2022

According to local media, the Aba leather industry is thriving despite a lack of support from the Nigerian government.

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Gruppo Dani achieves first energy management certification

Italy
Published:  21 June, 2022

Vicenza headquartered leather maker Gruppo Dani has achieved what it calls the first certification of an energy management system issued to a tannery in Italy.

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Brazilian hides exports continue fall in May

Brazil
Published:  20 June, 2022

Exports of Brazilian hides and skins are down 8.5% in value year-on-year, according to the latest data released by SECEX (Foreign Trade Secretariat) of the Ministry of Economy and reported by CICB/Brazilian Leather.

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Inversa produces leather from invasive lionfish

United States
Published:  20 June, 2022

Inversa is producing exotic leather from the skins of lionfish, a highly invasive species particularly in the company’s home state of Florida.

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Phthalates and bisphenols assessed by ECHA

Europe
Published:  17 June, 2022

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has provided an update on its chemical assessment work as part of the fourth report under its Integrated Regulatory Strategy.

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EU passenger car registrations continue to decline

Europe
Published:  16 June, 2022

European Union passenger new car registrations have fallen by 11.2% in May 2022. The tenth consecutive month of decline.

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Brazilian footwear exports up 66.5% in value

Brazil
Published:  16 June, 2022

According to the latest data from the Brazilian Association of Footwear Industries (Abicalçados), footwear exports from Brazil are up 66.5% in value and 30.3% in volume.

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New President elected for Vicenza tanning district

Italy
Published:  16 June, 2022

Mirko Balsemin has been announced as the new President of the tanning section of Confindustria Vicenza.

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Xingye plans to double Hongxing’s leather output

China
Published:  15 June, 2022

Xingye Leather Technology is reportedly planning to double the area output of Hongxing Auto Leather’s manufacturing in the next year.

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Tannery sales in Guanajuato up 21% in 2022

Mexico
Published:  15 June, 2022

Reportedly, leather production sales in the Mexican tanning district of Guanajuato are up 21% in the first quarter of 2022, an increase of 1.57 billion pesos (US$76.06 million).

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New Zealand to tax livestock emissions

New Zealand
Published:  15 June, 2022

New Zealand has announced a plan to tax methane emissions from cattle and sheep in an effort to reduce greenhouse gases.

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European cattle slaughter balances out to stability

Europe
Published:  15 June, 2022

According to the latest analysis from theSauerReport, bovine slaughter in the EU-27 region has balanced out stability with growth for some and declines for others.

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Gemata welcomes students to its facilities

Italy
Published:  14 June, 2022

Italian finishing machinery specialist Gemata welcomed students from Italy and the UK to its production facilities on June 8.

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U.S. maintains growth for wet-blue exports

United States
Published:  14 June, 2022

The U.S. has maintained growth for wet-blue exports from January-April 2022, increasing by 8% year-on-year in value and 2% in volume.

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Italy supports industries in Egypt with €3 million initiative

Italy/Egypt
Published:  13 June, 2022

The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) has announced a new initiative worth €3 million to support the leather and furniture industries in Egypt among others.

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Ecco Leather creates new design collective

Worldwide
Published:  13 June, 2022

At.Kollektive is a new design project from Ecco Leather, which has brought together a series of designers and an architect as its first guest creatives.

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ECHA adds polymer used in leather to Candidate List

Europe
Published:  10 June, 2022

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has announced the addition of a polymer chemical to its Candidate List of substances of very high concern.

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Tanners in León resist water treatment upgrades

Mexico
Published:  10 June, 2022

According to recent reports, tanners located in the leather cluster around León, Mexico, are reluctant to upgrade their facilities in the face of waste discharge sanctions.

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Salted hide exports to China hit by Covid lockdowns

United States
Published:  09 June, 2022

The latest data released by the Leather and Hide Council of America (LHCA) shows that wet salted hide exports to China and Hong Kong fell in the first four months of 2022 

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Salary increases agreed for tannery workers

Argentina
Published:  09 June, 2022

The General Secretary of the Argentine Federation of Leather Industry Workers Union (FATICA) Walter Correa has signed an agreement to increase pay for tannery workers.

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Relief for Australian hide suppliers as China lifts lockdown

Australia
Published:  09 June, 2022

The recent relaxation of lockdown restrictions in China has come as a relief to Australian hide suppliers as it represents the largest export market, according to analysis from theSauerReport. 

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Cooperation expansion for ASTM and CEN

Europe
Published:  09 June, 2022

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and ASTM International have agreed to extend their Technical Cooperation Agreement from 2019.

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U.S. beef exports top US$1 billion for third time in 2022

United States
Published:  09 June, 2022

According to the latest data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), monthly beef exports from the U.S. topped US$1 billion for the third time this year.

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Concern for chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbon, says ECHA

Europe
Published:  09 June, 2022

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has concluded its assessment of a group of chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons relevant to leather production.

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Fifth-gen rancher to build U.S.’ biggest beef plant

United States
Published:  07 June, 2022

Fifth-generation cattle rancher and consultant Megan Kingsbury has announced plans to build the largest beef plant in the U.S..

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Parliamentary body criticises “intentional” Savar delay

Bangladesh
Published:  06 June, 2022

The parliamentary standing committee for the environment, forest and climate change ministry has criticised a “deliberate delay” in shutting down tanners at Savar.

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Eco-friendly material focus for Skoda

Worldwide
Published:  06 June, 2022

Skoda has highlighted the use of recycled and eco-friendly materials, including olive extract tanned leather, in its vehicles interiors for World Environment Day on June 5.

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Super Tannery reports loss in full 2022 results

India
Published:  06 June, 2022

The oldest buffalo leather tannery in North India has announced its fourth quarter and full 2022 financial results.

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