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Call to impose ban on export of blue split leather

//Call to impose ban on export of blue split leather

Call to impose ban on export of blue split leather

Call to impose ban on export of blue split leather
From Our Correspondent
SIALKOT: Pakistan Gloves Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PGMEA) Chairman Syed Shahzada Ibne Ahmad Iqbal has demanded the government impose immediate ban on export of blue split leather to save local gloves industry from total collapse.
In a statement issued on Monday, he said that due to shortage of split leather, its price had increased and it had become extremely difficult to export gloves at a reasonable cost. He said that export of blue split leather was adversely impacting the local gloves industry as sufficient material was not available in the market. We had huge foreign orders of gloves but due to unavailability of the material the business community was confronting multiple problems, he added. He said that wet blue leather had been exported since 2004-5 and since then the local gloves industry had been facing critical crisis. He said that among 280 local tannery units, about 50pc units were utilising wet blue leather and because of the current grave situation, about 200,000 workers were facing sever problems. He said that it would be a serious blow to national exchequer if the situation remained the same as Pakistan would lose its grip on international market of leather gloves. He said that it was a right time that the government should take serious action while considering the gravity of this serious matter and to keep the local gloves industry alive in the international market.

By | 2018-02-07T10:15:33+00:00 February 7th, 2018|News|2 Comments

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