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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 [...]

EIA accuses German company of importing illegal teak from Myanmar

The London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) submitted evidence to German and European enforcement authorities showing serious repeated violations of [...]

Investigation reveals how illegally harvested timber is ‘greenwashed’ in China

An investigation conducted by Sixth Tone, a group of Chinese researchers and journalists linked to the Shanghai United Media Group [...]

UK furniture retailer company fined for breach of EU Timber Regulation

Designer furniture retailer Lombok has become the first business to be fined for breaching regulations introduced in 2013 to prohibit [...]

EU considers future of illegal logging and deforestation policy

During June 2017, two large conferences in Europe addressed policy issues in relation to deforestation and illegal logging. The conferences [...]

Schweighofer to delist two wood suppliers in Romania

Holzindustrie Schweighofer (HS) informed about desisting of two companies from its supply chain.     According to the [...]

Ghana’s government issues national ban on rosewood logging

Ghana's government has issued a national ban on the export of rosewood, a part of the national forest system [...]

FSC revokes probation and disassociates from the Schweighofer Group

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to revoke the Schweighofer Group’s probation status and disassociate from the group [...]
February 17, 2017 Daily News / Forestry / Lumber / Sawmilling / Europe / Global

Mexico to close seven illegal sawmills in an effort to protect the monarch butterflies

Mexican authorities announced the closures Tuesday as part of a stepped-up enforcement effort in which the federal police’s [...]
September 23, 2016 Daily News / Forestry / Sawmilling / Europe / Global

Mozambique government proposes total ban on log exports

The government in Mozambique has proposed a total ban on all the exports of unprocessed logs, no matter of the [...]
September 5, 2016 Daily News / Forestry / Africa / Global