S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.2 No.32, August 15, 2016
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather/ S&V Protect
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National Treasury Draft Export Tax Guidelines status
Plan to tax raw and wet blue hides ‘still under consideration’
From Jay Irkhede, Director: Leather & Footwear, the dti
Pretoria (SA) – The National Treasury presented a Draft Export Tax Guidelines at the Export Tax workshop conducted on the 26th May 2016. This followed the instructions from the dti executives to start compiling the information required for (1) scrap metal, (2) skins and hides, and (3) chrome, based on the draft presented.
SATRA workshops reminder
SATRA will run 4 production efficiency systems demonstration workshops this month, hosted by SAFLIA and the DTI.
Vietnam Minimum Wage Could Increase 7.3%
by Tara Donaldson, Sourcing Journal, Posted on August 4, 2016 in Labour
Just one week after factories proposed a wage freeze for garment workers in Vietnam, labour unions and businesses have agreed to a wage hike.
ABSA Agri Trends 26/07: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R15.42/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
Pietermaritzburg (SA) – John Bouwer has been appointed marketing manager of Eddels Footwear with effect from September 1, following the resignation of Gavin Wilkins, who said he would be pursuing personal interests. Bouwer has resigned from Bresan Footwear, Hopewell Footwear and Reunion Components’ Angel Soft division, where he was consulting.
Johannesburg (SA) – Skechers distributor has appointed two new agents.
Johannesburg (SA) – Upmarket UK retailer Ted Baker is to open a 180 m² store in Sandton City. Operating through stores and online, it carries menswear, womenswear and accessories. – [www.tedbaker.com]
They Said It
"I have a few names that I would like you to add to the in memoriam list. Unfortunately, they are still alive." - The Little Slipper Company’s John Ashworth.
Birthdays this week
15/08/19??: Bob McDonald, retired, formerly Budget Footwear [closed], Durban.
In Memoriam this week
15/08/2011: Geoffrey Leonard Keane-Murphy (b. 08/03/1927), consultant, Durban.
Do you have any names you’d like to add to our list of birthdays and In Memoriam? Please send the details.
Trade Fair dates
For a list of local and international trade fairs covering footwear, leather goods, leather and PPE, visit our website: http://www.svmag.co.za/events.php
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Next newsletter: August 22, 2016.
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