The European Footwear Industry

A handicrafted and yet a contemporary industry...

...full of creativity and design...

...a key part of the fashion industry...

...a key part of the fashion industry...

...constantly adapting to new trends and demographics through advanced techonologies...

...concerned about safety...

...durability and high standards...

...ensuring consumer’s health and comfort...

...respecting the environment...

...delighting consumers with innovative business approaches...

...and always looking ahead and towards differentiation.

Industrial social partners in the footwear, tanning and leather sectors demand a broader scope of the upcoming Regulation on Market Surveillance

22/10/18

CEC, COTANCE, the European association representing the leather and tanning industries, and IndustriAll Trade Union, the European federation of trade unions in manufacturing value chains, signed a joint declaration on the proposed Regulation "laying down rules and procedures for compliance with and enforcement of Union harmonisation legislation on products" COM (2017) 795 (Market Surveillance). 

The signatories call for Market Surveillance to prevent the loss of turnover and employment by law-abiding companies, due to the placing of non-compliant products on the Single Market.

Read the full text of the joint declaration