The Hungarian Fur Trade Association was founded on 25th June 2008 by 24 members, included the 200 members of Hungarian Chinchilla Breeders Association, furriers, manufacturers, fur dressers, fur traders and trappers.

The association set as task to represent the fur trade and to protect its interests at national and international level. HFTA creates opportunity to their members to meet and exchange their experiences, to develop their technological knowledge.

One of the most important aim of the association is to support and promote the use of fur by the fashion industry.

HFTA is committed to the conservation of fur animals and their habitats  and as a member of the International Fur Trade Federation fights for high standards of their care and welfare.

Hungary is known in the international fur market for the Hamster, Chinchilla, Panofix (lamb fur) there are however skilled furriers who are working for international fashion houses.


Moldovan - Hungarian Business Forum in Chisinau

12 March 2020. Chisinau

The chairman of Hungarian Fur Trade Association, János Lamoga travelled to Chisinau - as a member of the business delegation lead by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán – to participate at the Moldovan – Hungarian business forum.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and the Moldovan Prime Minister Ion Chicu talked on close economic cooperation. The whole of the European Union has a vested interest in forming strategic partnerships with countries lying at its Eastern borders, including Moldova - Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated in Chisinau. He added, they wish to extend the already ongoing cooperation to agriculture, furthermore he indicated that a credit line worth USD 100 million had been opened in the interest of promoting mutual economic activities. At the forum János Lamoga, the chairman of HFTA personally informed the Prime Minister Viktor Orbán about the present situation of the Hungarian fur and leather industry and the difficulties concerning the sector.

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