Home / Knowledge / News / Tanzanian leather industry seeks Govt support

Tanzanian leather industry seeks Govt support

13
Jul '10
Tanzanian leather industries blame the government for not supporting the development of leather industry, despite abundant exports of raw materials.

The leather goods producers are, as of now, requesting the government to support the industry at least by providing financial guarantee to businesses, so that they can invest in leather firms, a sub-segment that needs higher investment capital.

However, leather businessmen who were interviewed last week at the 34th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF), which was organized from June 28 – July 10, were dejected at the manner in which the government was handling the leather industry.

A few years ago, Tanzania livestock census estimated that, there existed almost 20 million animals, but practically all the raw materials were being exported. Therefore, Tanzania was not permitted to avail of the profit of value-adding by processing and exporting finished leather goods.

Executive Director and proprietor of a leather goods manufacturing firm said that, despite producing leather goods since 1992, his firm was subjected to micro level as the government failed to assure him any bank loans from financial institutions.

This firm had also bagged once a huge order for leather goods export from China and Far East, but they failed to deliver the goods, despite involving other leather goods producers.

Firms such as one mentioned above and others are requesting the government to limit the imports of second-hand leather goods and cheap plastic duplicates of leather goods from China, so that Tanzania's lather industry can grow.

This is because cheap leather imports disturb the cost and prices, thereby destroying the demand for domestically crafted leather goods.

Leather industry owners want the government to direct schools to buy shoes from domestic industries for pupils, the police and defense forces, who mass orders could help reduce prices and thereby, improve the industry's production.

In addition, tanneries too need expensive capital investments, which can only be attained over bank loans, but the government has failed to support loan guarantees. Tanzania has still not woken up in terms of supporting its leather industries, as compared to other nations like Kenya, South Africa, India and Ethiopia.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 30th Jul 2021

ILO outlines 3 scenarios for Asian garment sector recovery trajectory

Looking to the post-pandemic period, a new research brief by the...

Pic: Shutterstock

Retail | On 30th Jul 2021

UK retail sales up 0.5% MoM in June; clothing store sales down 4.7%

Retail sales volumes in the UK increased by 0.5 per cent in June 2021 ...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 30th Jul 2021

Prime Content| Here's why global cotton trade will rise in July-Dec 2021

Global cotton trade is expected to rise in the coming months of 2021...

Interviews View All

India-EU Summit, Representatives

India-EU Summit
Representatives

India-EU FTA will provide EU with better access to a huge & rapidly...

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Delay in adopting water sustainability both financially & environmentally...

Footwear Industry, Footwear Retailers

Footwear Industry
Footwear Retailers

Still struggling to mop up higher sales

Erwin Devloo,

Erwin Devloo

The Picanol Group is a diversified industrial group active worldwide in...

Yawer Ali Shah,

Yawer Ali Shah

Synthetic colours and dyes were all the rage till the very first ban on...

Noemi Sanchez,

Noemi Sanchez

Established since 1846, Evlox is a specialised denim manufacturer with its ...

Dave Rousse, INDA

Dave Rousse
INDA

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of ...

Tiasha Renganathan, Twinery Innovations by MAS

Tiasha Renganathan
Twinery Innovations by MAS

Twinery-Innovations by MAS is the innovation arm of Sri Lankan company MAS ...

Daniel Odermatt, Ventile

Daniel Odermatt
Ventile

Ventile is a registered trademark used to brand a special high-quality...

Aprajita Toor, Aprajita Toor

Aprajita Toor
Aprajita Toor

The creations by Aprajita Toor were born out of a deep desire to create...

Sailesh Singhania, Sailesh Singhania Label

Sailesh Singhania
Sailesh Singhania Label

The Sailesh Singhania label was created to promote handwoven sarees and...

Suman Nathwani, Suman Nathwani

Suman Nathwani
Suman Nathwani

Designer <b>Suman Nathwani</b> talks about her journey of opening a...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


July 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search