INDONESIA: Minister Calls For Raw Leather Export Tax
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.
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