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September 25, 2020
Dutch authorities block high-risk plywood import from one of the largest exporters in China
The Dutch competent authority has ordered the company Sakol Nederland B.V. to cease importing tropical face plywood from Jiangsu High Hope Arser Co. Ltd., one of the largest plywood exporters in China. "This decision sets an important precedent in the effort to protect European markets from the import of illegal and high-risk tropical timber hidden behind complex global supply chains," writes the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), a London-based environmental group that seeks to expose transnational wildlife and forestry crime. "EIA commends the enforcement of the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) in the Netherlands ...
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