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The Confederation of National Associations of Tanners and Dressers of the European Community (COTANCE) is the representative body of the European Leather Industry. It is a non-profit organization established in order to promote the interests of the European tanning industry at international level. Apart from representing European tanners and dressers, it also has the mission of promoting European leather both in the European and international markets.

Confederation of National Associations of Tanners and Dressers of the European Community

The Confederation of National Associations of Tanners and Dressers of the European Community (COTANCE) is the representative body of the European Leather Industry. Based in Brussels, it is a non-profit organization established in order to promote the interests of the European tanning industry at international level. Apart from representing European tanners and dressers, it also has the mission of promoting European leather both in the European and international markets.

COTANCE is the only qualified interlocutor representing the views of the European Tanning Industry. It has gained a wide recognition both internally and externally as the reference body for the European leather industry.

COTANCE's activities and policies focus on promoting the sustainable development of the European tanning industry.

The political drive of COTANCE comes from its Presidency. It is composed of a President and three Vice-Presidents elected from among well known European tanners for a two year period.

Apart from representing the leather producing industry at European and international level in front of EU and UN institution and bodies, COTANCE develops active coordination policies in the areas of environmental performance, social accountability, corporate social responsibility, R&D+I as well as education & training and image & communication. 

COTANCE is a member of ICT, the International Council of Tanners and participates in GLCC, the Global Leather Cooperation Committee gathering the 3 international organisations of the leather industry ICT (Leather), ICHSLTA (Hides & Skins), IULTCS (Chemicals & Technology Suppliers).

List of Members.

Contact/Secretary General: Mr Gustavo Gonzalez-Quijano

Latest News

COP27 - Statement by the Global Leather Industry

Earth’s Legacy - A Place for Leather The undersigned representatives of the global leather industry are united in our conviction that natural materials, such as leather, have a vital role to play in addressing the challenges of climate change. Leather is a natural material, crafted from a raw...

LEATECH survey

Take part in the LEATECH survey! The LEATECH project coordinated by the A3 Leather Innovation Center of the University of Lleida (Spain) under the Erasmus programme is born to coordinate and prepare a group of Higher Educational Institutes (HEI) active in leather science to implement a...

Green Deal Leather - 1st SC meeting

Social Partners and Steering Committee hold first meeting in Milan 23 September 2022 This week, the steering group for the new EU funded social dialogue project, Green Deal Leather (GDL) met in Milan to kick off the project with affiliates from Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal and...

Statement on Traceability

COTANCE offers a meeting point to leather sector certification bodies for discussing standardisation of core requirements for traceability Transparency and Traceability catch increasing attention in the leather market, as legislation and customer requests aim to provide information to consumers on...

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