CTC Groupe, a French consultancy that specializes in footwear and leathergoods as well as gloves, is opening its fifth branch in China, in Xiamen. The group says that China is an important location because the country is responsible for almost 75 percent of the world's shoe production, and is growing. CTC also has operations in Shanghai, Dongguan, Wenzhou and Hong Kong, as well as in Vietnam, India, the U.S., Spain, Portugal and Tunisia.