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New investigation finds European companies taking advantage of loophole to imports teak

   A new investigation has uncovered a scheme exploiting a loophole in the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) that [...]

Coronavirus: Indonesia ends timber legality rule

Indonesia’s trade ministry has scrapped a requirement for wood exporters to obtain licenses verifying their wood comes from legal [...]

China’s new forest law can boost efforts to fight illegal logging

     In the first revision to the country’s Forest Law in over twenty years, China has [...]

U.S. lumber company allegedly found importing high-risk Peruvian timber

     An investigation by Timberleaks has found that New Orleans, Louisiana-based Robinson Lumber Company has a [...]

Illegal Myanmar teak seized in the Netherlands

In the first raid of its kind, Dutch police have seized a large quantity of Myanmar teak in the Netherlands [...]

Major Austrian parquet manufacturers accused of importing illegal timber from Ukraine

Recently, WWF Austria accused four Austrian parquet manufacturers of importing illegally harvested timber from the Ukraine. The WWF relies on [...]

Analysis of the production characteristics of the Russian log market

Russia has the largest forest area in the world. In fact, Russia's forest land accounts for about one-fifth [...]

FSC to initiate dialog to end disassociation of Vietnam Rubber Group

FSC has agreed to enter a formal dialogue with the Vietnam Rubber Group (VRG) on the process of beginning a [...]

Investigation of padauk shipment from Congo to EU impacts prices

In early July Belgian Customs blocked the release of a shipment of padouk sawnwood dispatched from Gabon. The Belgian authorities [...]

Russia could ban timber exports to China

Russia could ban timber exports to China unless Beijing takes action to help mitigate the effects of illegal logging, a [...]