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SAVE THE DATE: "FAIRBESSER BERLIN! Sozial verantwortliche Beschaffung umsetzen"

30.09.2019 | Konferenz zum Abschluss der Kampagne "Berlin handel! Fair!" am 6. November 2019 im Haus der Demokratie und Menschenrechte.

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WEED-Vortrag zu Konfliktrohstoffen bei diesjähriger Infora-Tagung

26.09.2019 | Berlin, Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung

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Case Study: Leather Sector in Kenya

17.08.2011: Developing the Leather Sector in Kenya through Export Taxes: The Benefits of Defying the EU


The government of Kenya has in recent years levied a 20 per cent and then a 40 per cent export duty on raw hides and skins in order to develop their leather processing industry. The indications are that this policy has contributed to increasing the number of tanneries in the country, created seven thousand new jobs, increased incomes for another 40,000 people and boosted earnings from the sector by almost €8 million, with the potential for much more. Despite this success, the EU is still calling for major restrictions on the use of export taxes in Kenya and elsewhere. The leather sector in Kenya shows how a developing country can achieve benefits for its people by defying the EU’s ideological commitment to ‘free trade.’

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