The ban, has been adopted since October 1 2014, by the Russian Government under the decree No. 826 which had prevented the export of wet tanned hides (bovine, buffalo and equine animals) without hair, including wet-blue semi-finished leather (crust) until April 1 2015. This has now been extended to November 25, 2015. The Russian Government aims to ensure the supply of raw materials for domestic market of Russia based leather and footwear producers.