SESSION 4: THE ETHIOPIAN LEATHER AND LEATHER PRODUCTS SECTOR
With an annual production of 5 million tons of hides, 8.1 million tons of sheepskin and 7.5 million tons of goatskin, Ethiopia has a comparative advantage in the leather industry. There are ample opportunities for investment in tanning, up to the finishing and manufacturing of luggage items, handbags, saddlery and harness, footwear, garments and other leather goods.
Over the past few years, the Government has improved the policy environment for the livestock value chain, from skins and hides to leather products for domestic and export markets. In this session, government officials and private sector representatives discussed the challenges and opportunities faced by the sector.
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