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November 15, 2016

Swedish teak importer from Myanmar fined in Sweden; legal precedent to be set for EUTR

Swedish teak importer from Myanmar fined in Sweden; legal precedent to be set for EUTR

A teak importer from Myanmar has found guilty for violating the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR). A Swedish court upheld a ruling on the 15th of November which will also set a legal precedent forecast to be followed all across Europe.

Sweden’s forest agency, Skogsstyrelsen, prosecuted the trader, Almtra Nordic, under the EUTR after an investigation found that the company could not demonstrate who harvested its timber or where it was cut prior to the company purchasing it from the state-operated Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE),

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