Capital Gears Up to Host Leather Fair

Jan 21 , 2023


Over 200 tanners, footwear and leather goods manufacturers and garment producers are preparing to showcase their products in three weeks. Close to 17,000 people are expected to attend the three-day event at the Millenium Hall. The Ethiopian Leather Industries Association partnered with the Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Trade & Regional Integration and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to organise the fair to be opened on February 16, 2023. In the first 10 months of the past year, a little over 33 million dollars was earned in export from the leather industry from the expected 69 million dollars. The Association President, Redman Bedada, said the event would play a vital role in reinvigorating the leather industry and reversing the downturn in the aftermath of the pandemic.


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