Russia, the virus blocks Obuv spring-summer: back to it in 2021
The virus blocks Obuv: spring/summer 2020 edition is definitely cancelled. We will talk about it again in 2021. The law for compulsory labelling could slip to the following year. In Russia, footwear awaits better scenarios, and in the meantime takes steps to not afflict the sector any further.
The virus blocks Obuv
After two postponements, the decision came to cancel the spring edition of Obuv Mir ‘Kozhi. The original schedule was for March 17-20. The first extension moved the event in May 12-15, the second in June 8-11. Now the organisers (Expocenter JSC and BolognaFiere) have decided to cancel the edition. The next event, as stated on the Muscovite event website, is scheduled for October 20-23. The next spring edition, however, is on the calendar for March 16-19, 2021.
But the labelling slips
The cancellation of the spring edition of Obuv is not good news for Italian footwear and leather goods operators. For them, however, another one may soon arrive. The association that brings together Russian tanneries and shoe factories (RSKO) asked the Government to postpone the entry into force of the law on mandatory labelling of footwear until 2022. According to the current provisions, the measure will come into force on July 1st, 2020. But, in light of the current economic situation, the association considers it appropriate to postpone again. As ShoesReport reports, the request for extension sent to Mikhail Mishustin, the Russian prime minister, boasts about 300 signatories.