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USHSLA clarifies fur and exotic leather ban in California

Following the State of California’s ban on the sale of fur and exotic skins, the U.S. Hides Skin and Leather Association has confirmed that leather products originated from cattle, deer, sheep and goats that keep the hair on are not concerned by the ban.

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USHSLA launches traceability programme for hides and skins

The U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) has launched a traceability programme for U.S. hides and skins; a voluntary certification programme that provides independently certified traceability for all U.S. hides and skins of participating companies back to a single, identifiable point of origin.

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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..

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Final reminder USHSLA and ICHSLTA cocktail reception

The U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) and the International Council of Hides, Skins and Leather Traders Association (ICHSLTA) will host their Annual Joint Cocktail Evening and Welcome Reception on March 12 in Hong Kong.

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Let’s start kicking butt

We are in the last days of a momentous year. For the first time, the industry has openly acknowledged that selling leather was difficult. It is no longer a given that every hide and skin collected will be made into leather.… and it will sell. 

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USHSLA and LIA look to merge

The Board of Directors of both U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) and Leather Industries of America (LIA) jointly announced their intention to seek a merger of the two organisations by the end of 2019.

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Unethical hide and skin procurement behaviour

As any tanner will tell you, it is the price  of raw materials, the hides or skins, that is the largest cost to a leather making business. In any tannery, the person or people that are positioned on the raw materials procurement side are usually of senior management level or, often, the owners of the business themselves. It’s that important a job.

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