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Kenya’s footwear import duty still on hold

Seeking to promote growth in its domestic leather industry, the Kenyan government had raised the import duty on footwear from 25% to 35%, or US$10 per unit, whichever is higher, for its 2018-19 budget.


India raises duty on footwear imports

The Indian government has raised duties on imports of several “non-essential” items in a move aimed at halting the decline of the rupee and narrowing the trade imbalance.


Indian leather exports remain flat

A reduction in the Government’s duty drawback incentive to 2.6% and delays in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund could lead India’s leather exports to remain flat this fiscal year.