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36th IULTCS hybrid Congress concludes in Addis Ababa

The closing ceremony of the IULTCS XXXVI Conference in Addis Ababa took place on November 5. During the ceremony thanks were given to all the contributors to the excellent conference, especially to the many people involved in organising such an event, made even more difficult due to the global pandemic.

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XXXVI IULTCS Congress underway

The XXXVI biennial Congress of the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Society (IULTCS), hosted by Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute (ALLPI), in conjunction with the Ministry of Industry of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, kicked off on November 3 at the Skylight Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

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Export industries await news on tariff subsidies

Export-orientated sectors await updates on subsidised electricity and gas tariffs across the textiles, surgical goods, carpet, and leather and sports goods industries, as federal government has failed to issue the notification after the energy tariffs expired on June 30, 2021, BOL News reports.

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Prevent files new lawsuit against Volkswagen

Bosnia based automotive seating and components supplier, Prevent Group, claims that Volkswagen has used its power over suppliers to extract anticompetitive agreements and harm competition in the segment.

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Nigeria targets development of livestock sector

The government of Nigeria has officially launched the 2019-28 National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) aimed at supporting the development of the country’s livestock sector and to ease tensions between herdsmen and farmers.

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Brazilian Federal Police carry out warrant related to JBS corruption

On November 11, Brazil’s Federal Police and Public Prosecution Officers carried out search warrants and seizure in the home of Senator, and former presidential runner, Aécio Neves, who allegedly received millions of reais in bribes, according to a testimony from J & F Executives, Joesley Batista and Ricardo Saud.

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