COMESA/LLPI is proud to announce that it joined the Intra Commonwealth SMEs Association (ICSA) Advisory Board as memebr since August 2017.
The objective of ICSA is to provide a sustainable platform for exporters and importers to regularly meet, build awareness of existing global standards as well as to encourage regional and extra regional investments in areas where the countries have competitiveness but lacks capacity. The association will be beneficial for the Commonwealth nations more particularly the LDCs, as it will enable firms to source their inputs more competitively while it will help LDCs to improve their supply capacities as well as diversify their export baskets. In other words, the association will help in enhancing and diversifying the exports of Commonwealth countries.

Participants to Intra-Commonwealth SMEs Association include but are not limited to:

  1. Manufacturing Associations of Commonwealth nations.
  2. Exporting Associations/Councils of Commonwealth nations.
  3. Service providing Associations and Councils
  4. Units of SMEs, where there is no Association/Council exists, and
  5. Big firms for strategic partnerships
  6. Service providing institutional associations
  7. Innovation hubs
  8. Government affiliated institutions
  9. Banks and financial institutions

COMESA/LLPI’s membership of ICSA enables it to share and/or gain experiences in the leather sector development between and within Commonwealth countries in Africa and globally.

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WLC & IULTCS Congress 2021

The XXXVI IULTCS Congress and the 5th World Congress (WLC) will be conducted from 1st November - 5th November 2021 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

If you want to participate during the conference you can register and make the necessary payments prier to the Congresses.


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Regional Leather Design Studio

Design studios will shift the focus to the upper value chain stratum and effectively enhance higher trickling down effect to all the stakeholders in the leather sector. This success is potentially assured through well-established partnerships that could enhance value addition, reduction of losses in the supply chain and overall wealth creation.

Leather e-Commerce

To broaden the market base of leather SMEs in Africa, ALLPI is establishing an eCommerce portal that assists them to showcase their leather products. This also helps SMEs to interact with each other and make visible to potential buyers and/or input suppliers.

ISO QMS 9001:2018 and EMS 14001:2015

ALLPI is Certified of ISO Quality Management and Environment Management System


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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.