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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.

For more information about the U.S. hides and skins industry, please see our Videos section below. 

USHSLA Informational Videos

Next Events

Asia Pacific Leather Fair 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The 2018 Asia Pacific Leather Fair (APLF) will be held March 14 - March 16, 2018 in Hong Kong. Once again, USHSLA is making plans for a USA pavilion, which will allow participating members to attain their own private spaces within the USHSLA pavilion. The Asia Pacific Leather Fair attracts over… read more

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USHSLA prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Association.
If you believe you have experienced discrimination when obtaining services from USHSLA while participating in program that receives financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, you may file a complaint with USDA by following this link: