Results of Restriction on Leather Exports

In Nicaragua small and medium sized shoe factories now have availability of their main raw material, as a result of the enforcement of the law restricting leather exports.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

With the implementation of the Law on the Promotion of The Leather Footwear and Similar Products Industries, Nicaraguan entrepreneurs are no longer suffering from a shortage of raw materials.

"Alejandro Delgado, president of the National Chamber of Leather, Footwear and Allied Industries (known as Cancunic in Spanish), said that the government restriction which applies to the export of salted leather has benefited the sector because shoe stores across the country no longer suffer from a shortage of raw materials", noted an article in

Delgado explained that before the provision went into effect in October 2012, small and medium shoe factories were paralyzed because leather that should have remained in the domestic market went abroad.

"With the exports of leather tanneries had nothing to sell, and as a result we had no raw materials to work with, we were left empty", he added.

The Law for the Promotion of Leather, Footwear and Allied protects Industry has about 1,100 union members in Nicaragua, of which 75% are concentrated in the departments of Masaya and Granada.

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