Argentinean leathergoods success15 January 2004
Argentinean leather goods manufacturers exhibiting at the Asia Pacific Leather Fair last October are having positive results deriving from their participation at the event. The balance includes closed deals and promising contacts. And, according to CIMA, the Argentine Chamber of Leather Goods and Related Products - many buyers have promised to visit the leathergoods fair to be held in Buenos Aires from February 8-10. Manufacturers participating in the Hong Kong fair for the second time said that they had a large number of visitors at their pavilion. They were buyers come from Canada, China, Japan, France, the USA, Israel, Korea, Hong Kong, South-Africa, among other countries. According to the exhibitors, visitors appeared surprised both by the high level of creativity in their design and the quality of the goods on show that, in many cases, were compared to similar Italian articles with the advantage of being more competitively priced. This is why, at the end of the fair, all the exhibitors were very glad with their prospects. Also, the industrialists led by Marcelo Szarfmeser, president of CIMA, are now sure of a significant increase in foreign visitation to CEMCA, the fair due to take place in Buenos Aires from February 8-10, 2004. CEMCA has been held biannually for the last 28 years and it is the only Latin-American event dedicated exclusively to leathergoods, leather garments, saddlery and luggage articles. Argentinean leathergoods are made of locally produced good quality leather using specialised local labour. Argentina has managed to place its products once again in the global marketplace after a decade of serious difficulties due to the foreign exchange and economic policies adopted by the government in that period. Argentina's current government is applying a sustainable economic plan based on judicial security.