Leather goods are the best source of trade locally and internationally and second major export items of Pakistan after textile products. Leather Industry Pakistan exports variety of leather products like motorbike leather jackets, gloves and shoes, safety gloves, leather works gloves, industrial gloves, leather garments for men, women, motor bike leather suits, man leather wallet, ladies leather bags and wallet fashion garments, leather card holder and many other items produced on demand. It is the largest industry earning and boosting foreign exchange of the country and creating thousands of employment in the industry employed about five hundred thousand peoples producing fine quality finished leather for export as well as for consumption.
Italy is a major importer of our leather jackets, gloves and handbags. There are about 800 tanners are manufacturing and promoting export quality finished leather and leather products as per international demand and are playing their positive role in earning valuable foreign exchange, they are well prepared to meet the challenges of world trading and upholding the image of leather industry.
The manufacturer explains that quality of leather & leather products can further be improved to meet out the requirements of end users worldwide if scientific method and modern technology are adopted and priority is given to dynamic and well organized cattle farming with timely curing of animals’ diseases and skilful flaying in all slaughter houses as well as to impose complete check on illegal handling of live stocks.
The traders of our country suggested to the high authority some necessary measures taken to promote the industry some are as follows.
- Timely implementation of beneficial decision as and when announced by the government.
- Good governance with strict control over deteriorating law & order situation.
- Maintenance of financial discipline in all spheres.
- Adoption of long term government policies and export promotional measures in consultation with the respective trade bodies and stake holders concerned.
- Avoidance of cosmetic and futile planning.