Study: TPP Would Not Harm U.S. Footwear Companies

TPP Talks

Washington—Member countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would gain market share at the expense of footwear suppliers in … [Read more...]

Bipartisan Lawmakers Urge Lower Footwear Tariffs in TPP

Vietnam, a trade partner in the TPP negotiations, accounts for about 8% of the footwear imports to the United States

Washington—Urging U.S. trade officials to craft “21st century” duties and import guidelines for footwear, a group of 27 bipartisan … [Read more...]

Vietnam: Handbag Exports on Track for 2012 Record

A Binh Duong Province-based handbag factory in Vietnam

Hanoi—Vietnamese handbag producers say their Vietnam-made products are on track to reach a 15% increase this year—to more than … [Read more...]

Payless to Add Franchises in Korea, Southeast Asia


Topeka, KA—As part of its franchise expansion plan calling for 700 additional stores in new and existing countries by 2014, … [Read more...]

Vietnam Targets $1.5 Billion in Handbag Exports This Year

Handbags surge among Vietnamese exports

Hanoi,Vietnam—Handbags have become the breakout star among exports from Vietnam.According to the Vietnam Leather and Footwear … [Read more...]

Shipping Report: U.S. Apparel, Footwear Imports Shifting Away from China

Shipping Report

Newark, NY--China's share of U.S. imports is declining in labor-intensive merchandise such as footwear and apparel, and sourcing … [Read more...]