Indonesia's Minister of Industry and Trade, Luhut Panjaitan, has lead calls for an export tax on raw leather to be reimposed in a bid to prevent the further decline of the country's tanning industry. In a letter to the Minister of Finance, Prijadi Praptosuhardjo, Panjaitan proposed a 20 - 30 per cent export tax be imposed to ensure that domestic tanneries receive an adequate supply of raw leather.