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  • The leather industrial sector comprises of tanneries (where raw hides and skins are converted into leather) and factories converting leather into a variety of consumer products such as footwear, garments and outerwear, and assorted leather goods such as wallets, passport cases, key chains, handbags and briefcases.

  • Leather Industry occupies a place of prominence in the Indian economy in view of its massive potential for employment, growth and exports.

  • The main production centres for leather and leather products are the following: - Tamil Nadu – Chennai, Ambur, Ranipet, Vaniyambadi, Trichy, Dindigul and Puducherry - West Bengal – Kolkata - Uttar Pradesh – Kanpur, Unnao, Banther, Agra and Noida - Punjab – Jallandhar .Tamil Nadu accounts for about 40% of India’s exports and has about 60% of tanning capacity.

  • The Indian footwear component industry which is the pride of India in terms of its contribution to total leather exports is facing stiff competition from China in a number of shoe components - cellulose insole fabrics, coated, impregnated fabrics and interlinings, where the price of the imported materials is between 40% and 50% lower than the indigenously produced materials.

  • Global players have shown considerable interest in Indian leather sector and leading leather brands from the US and Europe are sourcing leather and leather products from India.

  • In terms of policy framework, since the trade policy of India has to align with the WTO framework, the import duty on machinery and equipment, components, consumables and even consumer products like shoes, bags, etc. has been considerably reduced, including provision for duty free import of capital goods against certain export obligations.

  • One important policy initiative taken by the government includes liberalization of the leather sector. Government has de-reserved the manufacture of various types of leather viz. semifinished leather, harness leather, leather shoes etc., which are produced by small-scale sector.

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