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  • Govt asked to support leather industry

    SIALKOT: National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs on Thursday urged the government to support the leather industry as well as boost efforts for diversification and value-addition to curtail export losses...

    On the occasion, exporters said leather exports have declined 25 per cent...

  • US urged to include textile, leather in GSP scheme

    KARACHI: Pakistan and the United States need to focus on improving bilateral relation particularly in areas of economy and trade as there exists a lot of scope and opportunities in both countries...

    This was stated by the head of political and economic affairs of the US consulate, John Robinson, in a meeting with members of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Wednesday...

  • Egypt pins export hopes on new leather city

    CAIRO: Just beyond the outskirts of Cairo on a desert road to the Suez Canal, a sprawling industrial zone is coming to life as Egypt’s leather industry leaves behind its ancient tanning quarters for modern workshops of Robiki Leather City...

    The new complex is part of a major expansion drive of a sector Egypt considers as one of its most competitive and the trade ministry has set an official target for leather exports to reach over $1...

  • Leather exports suffering due to DLTL delay

    KARACHI: Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA) has urged the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to immediately issue the submission procedure for new Drawback on Local Taxes and Levies (DLTL) against SRO1062 issued by the Ministry of Commerce and Textile on Oct 20...

    In a statement issued on Tuesday PTA Chairman Amanullah Aftab pointed out that the commerce ministry had authorised the SBP to issue further submission procedure for the claim of...

  • Cattle slaughter crackdown ripples through India’s leather industry

    Last month Modi’s government also banned trading cattle for slaughter, including not just cows, whose killing was already outlawed in most states, but also buffalo, an animal used for meat and leather...

    Much of India’s meat and leather trade takes place in the informal economy, meaning the impact of the closing of illegal abattoirs and ban on trading for slaughter is hard to measure...

  • Drawback rates on leather goods increased

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue has increased duty drawback rates on export of leather products...

    43pc of the FOB value on export of cow or buffalo hide in finished form for furniture or upholstery leather (thickness 2...

  • Council to promote leather exports formed

    LAHORE: Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan on Thursday announced the formation of Leather Export Promotion Council...

    Addressing the Pakistan Mega Leather Show and Conference 2016 on Thursday, the minister said that the government would resolve the problems faced by the leather industry...

  • Export of leather products falls as global prices crash

    PAKISTAN’S leather industry has gone through some difficult years in the recent past owing to both internal and external factors...

    However, no business can survive the kind of losses that the leather and leather products industry suffered when international commodity prices came crashing down,” asserts Sheikh Mohammad Arshad, whose family has been in the leather trade for four generations...

  • Trends: Leather’s legacy

    Leather never really ‘trends’ — for it is always around...

    There are well-cut leather trench coats that enamour aficionados whenever the weather gets blustery, the pure leather handbag that perpetually epitomises luxury, the edgy ‘cool’ of the black leather jacket and well-tailored leather shoes that symbolise comfort and elegance...

  • Report examines grim Bangladesh leather trade, links to West

    DHAKA: Hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries, with workers as young as 14, supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands, a nonprofit group that investigates supply chains says...

    The report by New York-based Transparentem, released on Friday to The Associated Press, didn’t say the leather ends up in American and European companies’ products, only that the manufacturers of some of those goods...

  • ‘Leather industry must focus on technology’

    SIALKOT: Pakistan’s tanners, leather goods manufacturers and exporters have to acquire latest technology and ensure the products conform to international quality requirements in order to be competitive in the international markets, said Ms Jutta Knoedler, an expert of EU’s Leather Working Group said on Thursday...

    Ms Knoedler was addressing a day-long seminar on the Leather Working Group (LWG), organised by the Sialkot Tannery...

  • FPCCI for removal of duties on leather sector

    KARACHI: The Federa­tion of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has urged the government to remove various duties on raw materials used in the leather industry and also waive quarantine requirement on the import of raw hides and skins...

    During a meeting with a delegation of Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA) on Tuesday, FPCCI President Ghazanfar Bilour said that additional regulatory duties on import of various basic...

  • Ton-up Mominul sends Sri Lanka on leather hunt

    CHITTAGONG: Mominul Haque hit a towering century to help Bangladesh take opening day honours in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Chittagong on Wednesday...

    Mominul hit an unbeaten 175 as the hosts reached 374-4 at stumps after electing to bat first at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium
  • SHC stays allotment of 21,000 forest acres for industries

    KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Friday restrained the provincial authorities from allotting over 21,000 acres of forest land in Sujawal and other districts for industrial purposes and from dispossessing the farmers from there...

    A two-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Faisal Arab was hearing a petition of Basharat Ali and others, the farmers living on the forest land
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