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November 7, 2017

Major Dutch company found sourcing illegal teak from Myanmar

Major Dutch company found sourcing illegal teak from Myanmar
A major Dutch company was found to having placed illegally sourced teak from Myanmar on the European market, as a recent investigation made by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) revealed.    The Dutch Food and Safety Authority ruled the company in breach of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR). Also, another company, whose name wasn't released yet, was found guilty too, of violating EUTR requirements.    Boogaerdt Houta was given two months by the Dutch government, as to clear its supply chain of Burmese teak. If after that time the company has still not ...

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