President Saparmurat Niyazov of Turkmenistan has granted the exclusive right to export karakul lamb pelts and leather from Turkmenistan to ZAO Turkmenderi, according to the Interfax news agency. Turkmenderi was set up to develop Turkmenistan’s leather industry, regulate exports and increase production of leather and leather products. All other leather producers in Turkmenistan must sell their products on the domestic market.