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Kenyan tanner ordered to shut down over environmental concerns

The high court has ordered a leather processing company at Dagoretti in Kiambu County to close temporarily until a case filed by residents is resolved. Justice Lucy Gacheru has barred the tannery and the National Environment Management Authority (Nema) from further infringement of the residents’ constitutional rights to a clean and healthy environment by operating a tannery within a residential area.


U.S. beef processors seek to dismiss lawsuit

Lawyers for the U.S. largest beef processing companies, including Tyson and JBS, are seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed against these companies which accuses them of an alleged scheme to drive beef prices down.


USHSLA and LIA speak against U.S. retaliation on EU leather goods

The U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) and Leather Industries of America (LIA) filed joint comments on May 28 with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), urging the Trump Administration against moving forward with proposed retaliation on European Union (EU) leather handbag imports to the U.S..