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Chinese leather industry maintains growth

The Chinese leather industry has registered “stable revenue expansion” in the first half of 2022, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

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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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Lefaso denies rumours of Nike moving production

Phan Thi Thanh Xuan, Vice Chairwoman and General Secretary of the Vietnam Leather and Footwear Association (Lefaso), has denied social media rumours that Nike plans to move some of its production out of Vietnam to China and Indonesia.

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Government close to shutting down Savar tanning complex

The Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry in Bangladesh has moved to implement a recommendation on shutting down the tannery complex in Savar. A parliamentary committee from the ministry on August 23 recommended shutting down the Savar Tannery Industrial Estate (STIE) at Hemayetpur because it does not have adequate facilities to treat the amount of solid and liquid waste generated by the tanners.

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