The United States Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) is a full service industry trade organization devoted to the U.S. hides, skins and wet blue leather products industry. Founded in 1979, the association provides its members with government, public relations, and international trade assistance and support. The USHSLA is a cooperator organization under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s foreign market development programs, assisting U.S. firms develop new markets for U.S. agricultural exports. USHSLA is at the forefront of the industry’s needs, providing members with service, information, and opportunities to compete in today’s global marketplace.
U.S. hides and skins companies – including producers, processors, brokers and dealers – regularly export more than 90% of total U.S. production of these products and are one of the top raw materials suppliers to the global leather manufacturing industry. The value of industry exports is nearly $3 billion dollars annually. Member companies range in size from small, family-owned firms to large, Fortune 500 corporations.
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