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April 5, 2018
Malaysian log exports might suffer further cuts, affecting traders
Tropical logs exports from Malaysia will continue to decrease once with the fall of the logging volumes in a key region in the Southeast Asian country, because of tougher environmental regulations and bad weather. The state of Sarawak, in northwestern Borneo, in July 2017 cut its export quota to 20% of total logging volume, down from 30% previously, Nikkei Asian Review reported. "I have not heard that it was decided by the [local] government. But such rumors are spreading among local exporters," said the president of a Tokyo-based lumber trading company ...
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