APLF ASEAN – International Leather Fair returns for a second edition in Bangkok, Thailand

APLF ASEAN, a highly anticipated trade exhibition in the leather and fashion industry, is thrilled to announce its second edition to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 25 – 27 October this year at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC).… Continue


The ACLE 2023 concludes successfully in Shanghai.

After a four-year hiatus, the 2023 All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) was held in an optimistic atmosphere at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Halls E1-E7 on August 29-31, 2023. The exhibition covered an area of 80,500 square meters with more than 1,000 exhibitors from 29 countries and regions, including 14 international and domestic pavilions.… Continue


Women’s Empowerment in the Leather Sector of Korangi Industrial

Pakistan’s leather industry has welcomed women’s empowerment in Karachi’s Leather Sector of Korangi Industrial. According to the Pakistan Tanners Association (S.Z, Environmental Society), on the 31st of August, Bahria University Karachi Campus proudly hosted a certification distribution ceremony to honour the successful participants of the “Women Empowerment in Leather Sector” program.… Continue


Fashion brands acknowledge Pakistan as a promising sourcing destination for leather footwear.

General Secretary of Pakistan Footwear Association, Ahmad Fawad Farooq as the keynote speaker at the International Summit on Consumer Trends and Supply Chain, held at Expo Riva del Garda in Italy on June 18, 2023, highlighted the strength and potential of Pakistan as a prime sourcing destination for leather footwear.… Continue


APLF Dubai 2023 opens on March 13

Support for APLF has been forthcoming from the China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) and other regional leather and footwear associations in China as the country gears up for its return to the international business platform offered by APLF. The Chinese regional associations that supporting the APLF Dubai are:

The Association of Guangdong Shoes Manufacturers, Guangdong Shoes Materials Association, Guangzhou Footwear Association, Guangzhou Huadu District Shiling Town People′s Government, Guangdong International Trade Company Limited, Fujian Province Jinjiang City Foreign Trade Co Ltd, Shangdong Province Linyi Small and Medium Enterprise Bureau, and the Hebei Province Baoding Baigou New Town Administration Committee.Continue


leather industry urges the government to expedite the refund of sales tax

The Chairman of the Pakistan Tanners Association, Mr Muhammad Mehr Ali, has urged the government to release due Sales Tax Refund Claims, which are in Million pending with the Sales Tax Collectorate payable to the Tanning Industry/Leather Sector of Pakistan, among others.… Continue


Pakistan invites the organiser of the Lineapelle Fair to participate in the PMLS 24.

According to Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA), an important meeting with the organiser of the Lineapelle Fair was held in Milan, Italy, on the 2nd day for bilateral participation of both countries in leather fairs. Pakistan has invited Lineapelle Fair to participate in the Pakistan Mega Leather Show in Lahore next year (PMLS).… Continue


The 8th Pakistan Mega Leather Show 2023 opens today at Expo Centre in Lahore.

Chairman Pakistan Trade Development Authority Zubair Motiwaala inaugurated the 8TH Pakistan Mega Leather Show 2023 in the presence of major national and international industry stakeholders at Expo Centre-Lahore on Wednesday. Addressing the audience, Zubair Motiwala said that Pakistan Leather Show is a regular annual feature of the leather industry of Pakistan, which provide an ideal opportunity for sector stakeholders with finest exposition of finished leather and quality leather produced in the country.… Continue


Zubair Motiwala of TDAP will inaugurate the 8TH Pakistan Mega Leather Show 2023 in Lahore tomorrow.

Mr Muhammad Zubair Motiwala, Chief Executive of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), is likely to inaugurate the 8TH Pakistan Mega Leather Show 2023 (PMLS 2023) to be held from 1st Feb to 03rd Feb 2023, at Lahore International Expo Centre, Lahore.… Continue


China delegations likely to attend APLF in Dubai

The lifting of China’s compulsory quarantine and travel restrictions and the opening for outbound travel for business and tourism has sparked a return of Chinese exhibitors and buyers to APLF.

Supported by China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) and local industry associations, the delegations from China’s Fujian, Hebei, Guangdong, Shandong, Zhejiang provinces, intend to both source from and sell to the international exhibitors and buyers expected at APLF in Dubai, which is due to be held from 13 – 15 March at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).… Continue


Pakistan successfully participates in Expo Riva Schuh, Italy.

Pakistan’s footwear industry has successfully participated in Expo Riva Schuh, which helps the country’s shoemakers interact with global manufacturers. Pakistan’s leading shoe-making companies participated in a three days footwear fair of Expo Riva Schuh from January 14-17 in Italy under the aegis of the Pakistan Footwear Manufacturers Association PFMA) to preview fashion collections, receive good orders, acquire new international clients and peep into innovation within the sector.… Continue


Tanners Association gives new vision for leather industry

Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA) (Central Office), Mr Muhammad Mehr Ali, newly elected Chairman of PTA (Central Office) for 2023, has stated in a statement that the leather industry is of vital importance to the economy of Pakistan, being 2nd foreign exchange earner.… Continue


New PFMA Chairman vows to ensure excellence in the footwear industry.

Mr Mansoor Ehsan, Chief Executive Officer of Xarasoft and the new Chairman of the Pakistan Footwear Manufacturing Association (PFMA) for 2022-2023, was welcomed at a simple but impressive ceremony held at the PFMA office recently.

Mr Mansoor Ehsan lauded the efforts of the outgoing Chairman, Mr Zahid Hussain from Rafum Industries, office-bearers and retiring members of the Executive Committee.… Continue


PTA to participate in APLF ASEAN Show

Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA), in collaboration with the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), has organised a Pakistan Pavilion in APLF ASEAN Show is scheduled to be held in Bangkok from 19 – 21 October 2022.

The participants from Pakistan will display their finest quality of value-added Finished Leather of all sorts of Cow/Buffalo Hides and Goat & Sheep Skins during the Fair in Bangkok, Thailand.… Continue


Muhammad Mehr Ali, new Chairman PTA

Mr. Muhammad Mehr Ali of M/s. Khawaja Tanneries (Pvt) Ltd., Multan, has been elected unopposed as Central Chairman, Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA), while Mr Muhammad Shafi of M/s. Mateen Brothers, Karachi, elected unopposed as Senior Vice Chairman and Mr Fazalur Rehman Shaikh of M/s.… Continue


ACLE2022 to be rescheduled

Due to the recently uncertainty and the public health control situation in Shanghai, Anhui and other provinces is once again severe and complicated in China. The organisers of the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) have announced that ACLE 2022, originally scheduled to be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 31 August to 2 September, will be rescheduled to 20 – 22 December 2022 at the same venue.… Continue


PFMA calls for luxury items import ban to stay for five years

Chairman of Pakistan Footwear Manufacturers Association (PFMA) Mr Zahid Hussain, has said that due to sustained growth, the country’s shoe export is on the higher side, and this stability in the sector is a welcome sign. This is mainly possible due to the effective and dynamic trade policy for which the government lent commendable support.Continue


APLF to host leather shows in Bangkok and Dubai in 2022 and 2023, respectively

The Hong Kong-based Asia Pacific Leather Fair (APLF) has announced the hosting of a special edition of APLF ASEAN in Bangkok, Thailand, from 19 – 21 October 2022 at the new Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) in Bangkok, Thailand. In addition, APLF Dubai 2023 from 13 -15 March 2023 at Sheikh Saeed Halls 1-3 and Trade Centre Arena, Dubai World Trade Centre in UAE.… Continue


PTA has shown deep apprehension about the discontinuation of the Power Tariff to five export oriented sectors

Mr Amanullah Aftab, Chairman of Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA) has shown deep apprehension about the discontinuation of the Power Tariff to five Export Oriented Sectors of the country. It includes the Leather Sector of Pakistan, which is accelerating the pace of exports as a result of vigorous efforts with the support of the Government of Pakistan and recorded the Export Growth of “Finished Leather” as below:-

Export of Finished Leather                                                                                                      Value in Thousand US$






Growth Rate 

Finished Leather 



+ 32.77% 





Finished Leather



+ 37.71% 





Finished Leather



+ 36.34% 





Finished Leather  



+ 33.35% 


The overall Leather Sector of Pakistan with allied commodities is in progress with growth @ 15%.… Continue


Footwear industry lauds PM for imposing a ban on the import of luxury goods

Pakistan Footwear Manufacturers Association (PFMA) has applauded the Federal government’s initiative to impose an immediate ban on the import of luxury goods as one of the major preventive steps to forestall the looming default and control the spiraling hike in dollar price against rupee.… Continue


The Design-A-Bag Competition 2022

The Design-A-Bag Competition 2022 Final Judging Ceremony successfully took place on 31st March during APLF Dubai 2022. The judging panel selected Amara, designed by Neil Bryan Capistrano from Philippines, as this year’s overall winner. Neil will receive a 5-week bag design course in Milan valued at USD 4,900 with USD 1,000 accommodation allowance at the prestigious Arsutoria School as the final prizes.… Continue


Pakistan’s leather industry exports revenues maintained double-digit growth in 9MFY22

Pakistan’s leather industry exports revenues maintained double-digit growth during the first nine months of FY22 (July – March 2022).


The leather industry export revenue has surged to US$735.099 million in the first nine months of FY22, compared to $ 639.992 in 9MFY21, up 14.86 percent YoY, according to the data compiled by the Pakistan Bureau.Continue


Bangladesh leather exports translate a growth of 30.951% on a YoY basis in 9MFY22

The Bangladesh leather industry has earned export revenue of US$896.8 million between July 2021 and March 2022, of the ongoing fiscal year 2021-22, compared to $684.84 million earned in the same nine months of the previous fiscal year. It translates to a growth of 30.951% on a YoY basis, according to the Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB).… Continue


Indian imports of raw materials for leather industry increased

According to the Indian Council for Leather Export (CLE), the import of raw hides & skins, leather and leather products for the period April-January 2021-22 touched the US $895.23 million as against the import of US $ 597.74 million in April-January 2020-21, recording a growth of 49.77%.… Continue


High energy and an optimistic mood pervaded APLF’S special edition in Dubai

After a three years hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the world’s leading trade fair in Leather and Fashion made a triumphal return in Dubai World Trade Centre, from 30th March to 1st April, coinciding with the last few days of Expo2020.… Continue