Association calls for ban on leather exports

Published:  30 May, 2014

The National Association for Leather, Footwear and Components of Nicaragua (Cacunic) has asked the government to impose a temporary ban of leather exports. The request has been caused by the persistent lack of raw materials being suffered by the sector.

Canunic’s president, Alejandro Delgado, has reported a shortage of raw materials in the internal market as almost all semi processed hides and skins are being exported.

“This is affecting our productivity since we cannot deliver orders on time but it is also affecting jobs”, stated Delgado.

Delgado noted that industrialists sent a letter to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce asking for a decree to ban all leather exports.

Source: FNA & Cueroamerica