April 10, 2012
Member Exporters of the Council
A) Two-Day Buyer-Seller Meet in New York, USA – October 2012 (Focussed on Leather Garments, Leather Goods & Accessories, Leather Gloves)
B) Two-Day India Leather Show in Montreal, Canada – October 2012 (Focussed on Footwear, Leather Garments, Leather Goods & Accessories, Leather Gloves)
As you are kindly aware, the USA is the world’s largest market for Leather Garments and Leather Goods & Accessories / Gloves. USA’s import of Leather Garments and Leather Goods & Accessories had touched US$ 3157.82 mn in 2009, accounting for a share of 17.86% in the total global import of US$ 17.68 bn of these two product categories.
India’s export of different categories of Leather Garments and Leather Goods & Accessories to the USA had touched US$ 176 mn in 2010-11, accounting for a share of close to 6%. Hence, there is immense market potential to further enhance India’s export of these two product categories to the US market in the coming years.
The Council had been undertaking Focus-US Export promotion programmes since 2002. As a follow-up, the Council organized Buyer-Seller Meets in New York, focusing on Leather Garments and Leather Goods & Accessories during January and October 2010 and October 2011. About 30 Members participated in each of these Events and displayed their latest designs/ product collections. The Buyer-Seller Meet was quite successful in terms of serious enquiries and business generation.
In this background, the Council has now planned to organize a Two-Day Buyer-Seller Meet, focusing on Leather Garments and Leather Goods & Accessories in New York during October 2011 (Dates being finalized). The Buyer-Seller Meet will be organized by the Council in association with the Indian Mission in the USA and by engaging the services of a professional marketing agency. The participation fee for confirming participation in New York BSM is Rs.80,000/-
While on the subject, we wish to state that Canada is potential market for Footwear, Leather Garments and Leather Goods & Accessories with imports touching US$ 1283.15 million during 2009. India’s export of these product categories to Canada touched US$ 24.51 mn in 2010-11, accounting for an import share of close to 2.00% in its total imports. Hence, as an extension to the New York BSM, we have now planned to organize a Two-Day India Leather Show in Montreal, Canada during October 2012 (Dates being finalized), The participation fee for confirming participation in India Leather Show in Canada is Rs.50,000/-
Members have the OPTION to participate in the New York BSM as well as Canada Leather Show (OR) in either one of these Events.
Considering the scope to further enhance India’s export of Leather Products to the USA and Canada, I take this opportunity to request your confirmation of participation in these Events latest by 30th June, 2012 along with participation fee enabling us proceed with our preparatory arrangements.
D. Saalai Maraan