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China-Pakistan collaboration takes center stage at 9th mega international leather show-2024

ISLAMABD (PEN) : The 9th mega international leather show-2024, which concluded at the Expo Centre, attracted a diverse crowd, including representatives from the local industry, delegates from China, Italy, and other countries, as well as the general public. The event, organized by the Pakistan Footwear Manufacturers Association and the Pakistan Tanners Association, showcased unity and collaboration within the leather sector. With over 60 delegates from China, led by Mr. Liusuilong, the chairman of the Gaundang Footwear Association, the show aimed to strengthen ties between China and Pakistan, potentially boosting the local leather industry through collaboration and relocation of Chinese units. Ahmad Fawad Farooq, the general secretary of the PFMA, expressed surprise at Pakistan’s significant position as the 7th largest shoe manufacturing country globally, with over 75,000 units in the cottage industry and more than 170 industrial units generating USD 178 million annually.