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Chinese tanners concerned about lost business

Published: 22 Jun, 2022

There are a growing number of Chinese tanners concerned that they have lost business to other origins. Freight increases that have risen over the past two years started to see manufacturers moving their operations closer to the source of the raw material. In Europe, some tanners looked towards the Eastern part of the continent for furniture production, something that many automotive manufactures had started many years before. In the U.S., production and sourcing for many businesses has been switched to Mexico. Brazilian exports of finished goods are at record highs, meaning that often wet-blue tanners prefer to sell domestically rather than ship internationally.

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