Leather industry associations of Mongolia and Russia forge export-import business partnerships

Leather industry associations of Mongolia and Russia forge export-import business partnerships

MOSCOW, 19 March 2019 - Representatives of the Mongolian Association of Leather Industry (MALI) have attended Mos Shoes, the biggest business-to-business footwear exhibition in Russia and Eastern Europe. The exhibition included a forum on the theme, “Development of international cooperation in tanning and shoe sphere”, during which participants discussed the current situation in the world tanning and shoe market, trends and development forecasts of development and the prevailing conditions in international markets.

The MALI representatives met a number of key actors, CEOs and board chairmen from the Russian leather sector and from the Moscow State University of Design and Technology. They exchanged mutual updates and defined possibilities for building further partnerships for improving fashion design and technology for leather goods and footwear production and developing trade relationships between Mongolia and Russia.

As a result of these meetings, the MALI representatives signed an memorandum of understanding with the Russian Tannery and Shoes Union (RTSU). MALI and the RTSU agreed to develop leather goods export-import business partnerships between Mongolia and Russia, fair and ethical competition on the market, exchange know-how and expertise, enable technology transfer in leather industry, and exchange information and support on customs regulations.  

The above activities were facilitated and financed by the European Union-funded project, “Support to Employment Creation in Mongolia (SECiM C2)”, implemented jointly by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) and Government of Mongolia, particularly with Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry. The UNIDO component of the SECiM C2 project has been implemented since March 2018. The project contributes to the increased competitiveness of exports and suppors decent employment creation in the private sector, especially for leather and textile (wool and cashmere) as well as for meat and dairy industries, through complementing international experience with national expertise, technology transfer and export market promotion in these industrial sectors.

For more information, please contact:

Munkhbolor Gungaa, UNIDO National Project Coordinator 

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For more information about the Mos Shoes exhibition: https://mosshoes.com/en/