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June 2017 Newsletter -
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Pittars to open first shop -
Visitors to Clarks Village will see something new this morning as the hoardings go up announcing Pittards first standalone and outlet store. Scheduled...
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Highest EU Court: REACH SVHC Thresholds Apply at Component Level -
Highest EU Court: REACH SVHC Thresholds Apply at Component - Not Product - Level posted on: Thursday, September 10, 2015 In a break from European Comm...
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Trade Issues

International trade is an important aspect of the leather industry, with hides, skins, leather and leather products all extensively traded globally.

In 2012, the value of global imports of raw hides and skins, part-finished and finished leather was £18.9 billion. Global imports of leather goods, footwear, bags and apparel were valued at £75.5 billion. Leather goods accounted for 27% of the $200 billion market for personal luxury goods. Leather also adds value to the products of the automotive, furniture and aviation industries.