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Colombian footwear industry suffers huge losses

Colombia suffered the worst economic crisis in history in 2020 as a result of Covid-19. The Colombian Association of Footwear, Leather and Leather Goods (ACICAM) has shared how the footwear industry is coping.


500 exhibitors at Colombia’s IFLS + EICI

The International Footwear, Leather, Leather Goods, Supplies and Technology Fair (IFLS + EICI) takes place in Bogotà, Colombia, February 4 - 6. Most exhibiting companies, which include a large segment of the leather sector, are from Colombia but some overseas exhibitors are also to be present, particularly from Brazil.


Ten phantom tanneries closed in Colombia

Colombia’s authorities have shutdown ten illegal tanneries during combined operation at the end of July. The tanneries in question did not have any environmental authorisations nor necessary plant facilities or permits for wastewater treatment. The local authorities have confiscated hides, machinery and chemicals used for processing from the illegal plants.