While Mexico considers reinstating duties on Chinese footwear imports, which were discontinued in December, figures are in showing the impact of the tariffs. In January 2011, when the duties were in place, Mexico imported 490,000 pairs of shoes from China. In January 2012, after the duties were lifted, it imported 1.5 million pairs. Armando Martín Dueñas, president of the Guanajuato footwear industry association, Ciceg, said that if the trend continued, it could jeopardize 200 companies in his region, costing 35,000 jobs.