An expert from the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has accused developed countries such as the US of imposing unrealistic specifications that act as non-tariff barriers in the leathergoods sector. Mr A. Sahasranaman, UNIDO's programme coordinator, regional programme for pollution control in the tanning industry in South East Asia, made his comments at "WTO and the Indian leather industry", a seminar organised by the Council for Leather Exports (CLE), a semi official promotional body for exporters and the Indian Government.