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Malawi losing out on leather exports

The Leather Industries Association of Malawi (LIAMA) has stated that every year, the country loses US$100 million in exportation of leather products without any value addition, according to The Southern Times Africa.

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COMESA’s BCB and ALLPI sign MoU with AeTrade Group

The Business Council of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) free trade area, Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute (ALLPI) and the AeTrade Group, which works to empower the African digital economy, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance mutual interests.

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Lisa Howlett appointed ICT President

Lisa Howlett was officially appointed as the new President of the International Council of Tanners (ICT) for the period 2018-2020 during a Council meeting held in Hong Kong on March 13.

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Comesa countries double Chinese shoe imports

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) countries are reported to have more than doubled their shoe imports from China over the past five years, at the expense of intra-regional trade.

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COMESA and the Netherlands join IULTCS

IULTCS, the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies, has announced that both COMESA/LLPI and The Netherlands have joined the union as member and associate member.

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EU funding for Zimbabwe’s leather sector

Jointly organised by the European Union (EU) and the International Trade Centre (ITC), the programme aims at improving Zimbabwe’s leather industry, from raw hides to finished products.

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