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FUR TRADE WELCOMES CLARIFICATION BY THE UK ADVERTISING STANDARDS AUTHORITY

 The European Fur Breeder’s Association (EFBA) and the International Fur Trade Federation (IFTF) welcome clarification by the UK Advertising Standards Authority concerning the GAIA (Global Action in the interest of the Animal) complaint over a recent advertisement published by EFBA in the Parliament magazine.

 

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Election of a new Chief Executive Officer of IFTF and new board.

Following important changes agreed at the Annual General Meeting [AGM] last year, the International Fur Trade Federation [IFTF] is pleased to announce the new Board and new Chairman for the two-year period 2011-2013.

 This year’s AGM, held inHelsinki,Finlandon Wednesday 21 September 2011 noted the election of the IFTF Board under a new regional structure. For the two-year period 2011-2013, the Board now comprises of seven elected members – Betty Balaila and Allen Soifer (North America); Steven Hurwitz and Roberto Scarpella (Europe); Mike He and Thomas Wong (Asia); and Ekaterina Akhuzina (Russia) – plus seven nominated members – Joe Morelli (American Legend Cooperative); Pertti Fallenius (Finnish Fur Sales/SAGA Furs); Torben Nielsen (Kopenhagen Fur); Michael Mengar (North American Fur Auctions); Tage Pedersen (Danish Fur Breeders’ Association); Ulf Enroth (Finnish Fur Breeders’ Association); and Bruce Williams (for North American fur producer associations).