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GEO politics and business are a matter of scale – Russian sheep or not?

From the days of Pergamon in 200 BC through the Pope trying to monopolise the alum industry in the 15th century the leather industry has lived in the world of geopolitics. We have just finished a few years where the EU punished China with high duties for subsidising its footwear industry and with recent tensions Russia will not export wet-blue until at least April 2015.