About CLE

The Council for Leather Exports (CLE) was set up in July 1984. A non-profit company registered under the Indian Companies Act 1956, the CLE functions as an autonomous organization under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. The CLE is the notified Export Promotion Council for Leather & Leather Products namely Leather tanning, Leather Footwear, non- Leather Footwear, Leather garments, Leather goods & accessories, gloves, harness & saddlery products etc. The CLE is an apex body of the strong and rapidly growing Indian Leather & Leather products industry committed towards its overall development and export growth.

The CLE is headquartered at Chennai, with Regional Offices at New Delhi, Chennai, Kanpur, Kolkata & Mumbai. In addition, CLE has two Extension Offices - one at Agra and another at Jalandhar.

CLE’s Core objectives :

  • Develop the Leather Industry both industrial development as well as export growth.

  • Undertake Promotional activities to increase global outreach of Indian Leather products.

  • Assisting importers anywhere in the world towards their sourcing needs of Leather & Leather products.

  • Providing necessary information and guidance to overseas investors towards joint venture collaborations and other strategic alliances.

  • Be a single point contact for the national & overseas business community and organizations, on any aspect in relation to the Leather.

CLE’s Activities :

  • Dissemination of market information, trends, policy matters and publishing information on commercial, technical and technological developments in the Indian Leather industry.

  • Participating in major international trade fairs & specialized trade shows across the globe.

  • Organizing Buyer-Seller Meets and Road Shows abroad besides B2B meetings in overseas countries.

  • Promoting, facilitating & attracting Joint Ventures, technical collaborations & strategic alliances, FDIs etc in to the Indian Leather Sector.

  • Inviting Resource persons/ Experts to the Trade Fairs, Seminars & Workshops held in India, for exchange of information, knowledge, ideas and strategies.

  • Collaboration with specific international projects to build capacities and increase trade between the countries involved in the projects.

  • Mooting Delegations to overseas countries with a view to identify the sources for raw materials.

  • Perform the Facilitation and coordination activities to wards implementation of Indian Leather Development Programme of Govt. of India.

  • Serving as a vital link between the Government and the industry members, while focusing on the overall growth of the Indian Leather industry.


Council for Leather Exports,
3rd Floor, CMDA Tower - II,
Gandhi Irwin Bridge Road,
Egmore, Chennai - 600 008.
Tel: +91- 44- 28594367 (5 lines).
Fax: +91-44- 28594363/64.
E-Mail: cle@cleindia.com

Web : www.leatherindia.org