Apiccaps, the Portuguese footwear and leathergoods industry association, will organize a trade mission to Ireland at the end of November, presenting collections and staging B2B meetings at the Portuguese Embassy in Dublin. Portugal's shoe exports to Ireland have grown by 60 percent to 576,000 pairs since 2010, but the U.K., China and the Netherlands took together 77 percent of Ireland's imports of 38 million pairs last year, according to the World Footwear Yearbook.