Raw material import quarantine hits TN leather units

Certification for semi-processed leather questioned Quarantine issues The annual imports of skin and hide through the Chennai port are estimated at about Rs 1,000 crore. Quarantine issues do not arise in the case of semi processed leather, which is chemically treated, says trade body. The manufacturers have also taken up the issue with the Department of Animal Husbandry at the Centre, and a notification clarifying the issue is expected. R. Balaji Chennai, April 2