The Ukrainian government says it will temporarily withdraw leather goods from a free trade agreement with Moldova in order to avoid these goods being re-exported, according to the Interfax news agency. The request to withdraw the goods from the agreement was made by Ukrainian leather industry companies. Ukraine exported 8,200 tonnes of leather goods worth US$30.4 million to Moldova in the first half of 2005, of which 8,100 tonnes were exported to Moldova duty-free.