China’s proposed guidelines for timber trade are insufficient and should be replaced with a legally binding ban on illegal wood, environmentalists said. London-based Environmental Investigation Agency submitted recommendations to the[…]
Burma’s Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry announced six months ago that a ban on the export of raw timber will go into effect on 1 April 2014. The Myanmar Timber Merchants Association has requested that foreign timber merchants cooperate with the government to stop illegal exports.
Oct 21, 2009 (DVB), Deforestation in Burma continues to be a problem despite a drastic reduction in illegal timer exports into China, an environmental group has revealed. Illegal timber sales[…]
This week’s DVB Debate comes at a time when Sino-Burmese relations are under the microscope.
Burmese officials collecting bribes from timber smugglers despite evidence that illegal trade to China has dropped in recent years
Oct 14, 2007 (AP) – Truckloads of illegal timber cross the Myanmar border to sawmills in China, while markets along the Thai border openly sell bear paws, tiger skins and[…]