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New Assomac image and European mark

The Italian association of leather, footwear and leather goods machinery manufacturers, Assomac has rebranded and been recognised with a European collective mark.


Zimbabwe launches new initiative to promote local leather sector

The Zimbabwe Leather Collective (ZLC) is a partnership between ZimTrade and the Tanners, Footwear and Leather Manufacturers Association of Zimbabwe (TAFLAZ) and seeks to assist the industry in enhancing output capacity, mitigate marketing costs and promote and grow exports of Zimbabwean leather and leather products.


China lifts ban on Brazilian beef imports

Brazil’s Agriculture Minister, Tereza Cristina, announced the Government has received a go ahead from Chinese authorities to resume beef exports to the country, leading meatpacker Minerva to suspend the planned collective holidays at its Barretos unit, Brazilian state of Sao Paulo.