Action. Support the development of a national leather traceability and certification strategy.
Through this action, the EU collaborates with the Investment and Exports Network (REDIEX), a body under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIC) of Paraguay, to define sustainable strategies in the Paraguayan leather sector. Currently, the European Union (EU) is Paraguay's third most important trading partner, with 6 % of the country's total trade. Among the products derived from agricultural production most imported by the EU, hides and skins and leather have historically been very relevant, although current international trade rules require the sustainability of production, so it is necessary to have a strategy that traces the product throughout the production chain.
Implementation period: December 2022 - June 2023.
- Diagnosis on the structure of the Paraguayan meat and leather value chain, and analysis comparative study of the Paraguayan Traceability System (SITRAP) and the Paraguayan Animal Identification System (SIAP).
- Programme of exchange of experiences on traceability and certification for international markets, between REDIEX technicians and international and/or regional experts.
- Design of a traceability and certification pilot project of Paraguayan meat and leather.
- Socialisation of the project through seminars with actors of the leather production chain in Paraguay.
- Socialisation of the project through international seminars with business partners Paraguay.
AL-INVEST Verde collaborates with REDIEX in Paraguay to support the traceability of the leather production process and its certification.
Asunción, 19 December 2022. Component 2 and the Paraguayan Investment and Export Network (REDIEX) are initiating a joint action to promote the development of a national strategy to establish the traceability of the leather production process.
Presentation to Argentina and Paraguay of the Selo Verde traceability system, implemented in the Brazilian state of Pará.
Madrid, 23rd January 2023. Through Component 2, AL-INVEST Verde organised the presentation to Argentina and Paraguay of the Selo Verde platform, a free public traceability system implemented in the state of Pará, Brazil.
Milan, 02 March 2023. On 22 February at the international leather and accessories exhibition Lineapelle 2023 in Milan (Italy), Lorenzo Nalin, programme manager of AL-INVEST Verde, presented the programme's current activities in this field in Paraguay.
Asunción, 15 June 2023. REDIEX, with the support of the European Union, organised a high-level seminar to promote dialogue on the importance of sustainability in the meat and leather value chain as a tool to support international trade.
Asunción, 05 October 2023. AL-INVEST Verde has analysed the structure of the Paraguayan meat and leather value chain and the traceability systems implemented in the country. The results are collected in the report "Environmental traceability as a tool for Paraguayan meat and leather competitiveness", added.
Milan, 06 October 2023. Within the framework of the International Leather, Accessories, Components and Leather Goods Show, Lineapelle, held from 19-21 September in Milan (Italy), AL-INVEST Verde presented the results of the report "Environmental traceability as a tool for the competitiveness of Paraguayan meat and leather"..