Fashion World Tokyo Fair, Tokyo, Japan

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April 5, 2016

All Members
Council for Leather Exports

Dear Members
Sub: Inviting Member-Participation in Fashion World Tokyo Fair, November 7-9, 2016 Tokyo-Japan, for Footwear, Leather Goods & Garments.

About the Japanese Market:
India’s export of leather & leather products to Japan has been increasing in recent years and touched US $ 48.73 million in 2013-14. However, Japan’s total import of leather & leather products was about US $ 8497.82 Million during 2013; Footwear being the major item with imports at about US $ 5591.56 Million.. However, India’s export of Footwear to Japan was only US $ 19.31 Million in 2013. Similarly, although the import of Leather Goods into Japan was US$ 2210.91 Million (2013), India’s export of Leather Goods to Japan was only US$ 15.41 million (2013). Hence there exists considerable opportunities to further increase India’s export of Footwear and Leather products to Japan.

As Members may be kindly aware the Japanese economy is reported to be recovering very strongly. Further, with the signing of the Indo-Japan Preferential Trade Agreement import duties for certain categories of Leather Products & Footwear will be reduced; and member exporters may take advantage of this more favorable situation to make inroads into the Japanese market.
About the Fair : Fashion World Tokyo is one of the largest trade shows for the fashion industry in Japan. This show comprises the Tokyo Bag Expo,Tokyo Shoes Expo and Tokyo Textile Expo. Fashion World Tokyo has been expanding its size every year, proving itself as a successful business platform for the exhibitors.
Date & Venue: November 7-9, 2016, Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake Bay, Tokyo

Product Display/Exhibitor Profile:
Shoes: Pumps, Loafers, Men’s Shoes, Leather Shoes, Sandals, Sneakers, Boots Party Shoes, Baby/Kids Shoes, Comfortable Shoes, Business Shoes, Training Shoes, Running Shoes, Sport Shoes
Bags: : Handbag, Tote bag, Shoulder bag, Party bag, Backpack, Suitcase, Traveling bag, Eco-friendly reusable bag, Men’s bag, Business bag, Wallet,
Garments : Cotton,Silk,Wool,Linen,Knit,Piles, Lace, Leather,Fur,Fiber,Garment accessories, etc.

Visitors Profile in the previous edition of Fashion World Tokyo: Apparel stores, Specialty boutiques, Store specialized in shoes, Department stores, Online stores, Mass retailers, General shops, Wholesalers/Exporters and Importers, etc. As per information received from the Fair organizer, over 22,000 buyers from the Fashion Industry are expected to visit the show.

B2B Meetings: As per the fair organizer they will also arrange B2B meetings during the fair days for exhibiting companies

Council’s Participation: Considering the potential market for Leather Footwear, Bags,Leather goods and Leather Garments in Japan, the Council proposes to organize participation of member-exporters in Fashion World Tokyo 2016 scheduled during November 7-9, 2016 Council has planned to participate in this important and specialized fair in Japan under MAI Funding followed by last year participation in the Fashion World Tokyo Sep-Oct 2015 under MDA Scheme.

Tentative Participation Fee: Tentative participation cost is Rs. 3,60,000 for a 8.1 Sq.Mt Built-Up Booth and after considering MAI subsidy of Rs.1,50,000/- the Participation Fee for a 8.1 sq m Booth is fixed at Rs.2,10,000/- The final Participation Cost will be worked out after the event. Built-Up booth includes Rear & Side Wall, Carpet, Fascia, 4 LED lights, 1 Electrical Socket, power supply to 1 KW, 1 Table and 4 Chairs, 12 Shelves/Wire Mesh panels.

For every additional 8.1 sq mt built-up booth the unsubsidized additional cost will be Rs.360000/-. i.e., for 16.2 sq mt built-up booth the Cost will be Rs. 5,70,000/-.( Subsidized cost for 8.1 sq mt @ Rs.210000 plus cost of 8.1 sq mt @ Rs,360000)

Hence, member exporters are requested to avail the opportunity and take part in Fashion Word Tokyo November 6-9,2016. Please send the duly filled in Application Form along with the Participation Fee of Rs.2,10,000/- by Cheque/DD drawn in favour of Council for Leather Exports. This may be sent to either Council’s Head Office in Chennai or Regional Offices at Delhi, Kanpur, Mumbai, Kolkata & Agra on or before June 15, 2016.
Please also note participants will have to arrange the Visa on their own. However, CLE will arrange for the invitation letter from the fair organizer to facilitate obtaining of visas by participants. Kindly note that non-issuance of Visa will not be considered as a valid ground for withdrawal subsequent to confirmation of participation. Hence, withdrawal from participation after confirmation will not be allowed.

Important Note:Members may please note that a maximum of 40 members can be enlisted at the Subsidized Participation Fee. Space at the subsidized Fee will be allotted on First Come First Served basis as per receipt of full participation Fee by the Council from the interested members.

No MDA Grant for Individual Exporters under MDA Scheme:
There will be no MDA Grant for Individual Exporters as the Council is organizing participation in Fashion World Tokyo, Japan, November 7-9, 2016 under funding support from the Market Access Initiative Scheme (MAIS) of the Govt. of India.

With best regards,
Yours sincerely,
R.Ramesh Kumar, IAS
Executive Director

Circular of Fashion World Tokyo Fair | Application Form of Fashion World Tokyo Fair