Uzbekistan to introduce the European Traceability system in working with leather
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- As part of the Linapelle exhibition held in the Italian city of Milan, the chairman of the Uzcharmsanoat association, Fakhriddin Boboev, met with the head of the Confederation of National Associations of Tanners and Dressers of the European Community COTANCE, Manuel Rios, and a representative of the Association of Tanners of Italy, UNIC, Julia Martin.
The Confederation of National Associations of Tanners and Dressers of the European Community (COTANCE) is the representative body of the European leather industry. The organization, based in Brussels, brings together all the national tannery associations in Europe. Established with the aim of promoting the interests of the European leather industry at an international level, it is the only qualified body representing the point of view of the European leather industry.
At the meeting, current issues of the global leather industry were discussed. There was also talk about the ongoing work to modernize leather factories in Uzbekistan and introduce management certificates at enterprises.
Manuel Rios spoke about the innovations when importing leather to Europe, which will come into force in 2025. In particular, a traceability system is being introduced - tracking leather at all stages: starting from the origin of large and small livestock, ending with checking the production of which products the resulting finished leather was sent to.
At the meeting, mechanisms for introducing this system in Uzbekistan were discussed in order to maintain the dynamics of Uzbek leather exports to Europe. The parties also discussed the strategic development of the Uzbek leather industry and the possibilities of cooperation in a number of areas of mutual interest.