Following a similar strategy, Indian shoe companies are looking for Western brands of leather, footwear or leathergoods to acquire, as well as tanneries. That's what Rafeeque Ahmed, chairman of India's Council for Leather Exports, said at a press conference during the recent India International Leather Fair in Chennai. He said they are also interested in acquiring distributorships. The most recent move in this direction has been Tata International's takeover of a substantial share in Move On, the former licensee of Aerosoles in Portugal.

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