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Pakistani leather gloves sector facing shutdown
May '11
The leather gloves industry in Pakistan is facing shutdown because of the shortage of wet blue split leather coupled with the indifferent attitude of the Government, according to Muhammad Younis, Chairman, Pakistan Gloves Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PGMEA).

The leather gloves industry is facing serious crisis since 2004-05 when the export of wet blue split leather began. The PGMEA Chairman further added that only a few people are being benefited by the export of raw leather. On the other hand, thousands of labourers are facing unemployment.

It is because about half of the existing 250 industrial units that use wet blue split leather have been shutdown owing to shortage of raw leather. As a result, more than 200,000 industrial workers have already lost their jobs.

Split leather passes through 26 different stages before it becomes a value added product. This process requires a large number of skilled workers, who look for guaranteed livelihood.

Hence, the PGMEA has demanded either immediate ban on the export of split leather or at least an increase of duty on export of split leather to 100 per cent from the existing 20 per cent.

The PGMEA has warned that the local leather gloves manufacturers would be forced to take to streets in protest if the situation does not improve. In the midst of such serious situation, the 30 per cent decline in manufacturing of leather gloves in China seems to be providing a golden opportunity for the leather gloves manufacturers to exploit.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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