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Investigation exposes European firms taking advantage of loophole to import Myanmar teak

European Union Timber Regulation, loophole, Myanmar teak

A new investigation has uncovered a scheme exploiting a loophole in the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) that campaigners allege allows European companies to buy Myanmar teak without conducting due diligence. The scheme was run out of Croatia and allowed companies in other European countries to purchase teak from Myanmar via Croatian firm …

Myanmar exports teak to Thailand through cross border trade arrangement

teak, Myanmar, export, Thailand, sawnwood, cross border trade, China

In November last year Myanmar exported some 100 tons of teak sawnwood to Thailand via a cross border trade arrangement being the first of around 1,100 tons set to be shipped. The export process was witnessed by Minister Ohn Win and supervised by the Forest Department, the General Administration Department, the Custom Department, the Immigration …

Sweden prosecutes Burmese teak trader: EIA

EIA, Myanmar, Burmese teak

Swedish enforcement officials have successfully prosecuted a trader of Myanmar teak, Almtra Nordic, under the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) which bans placing illegal or high risk wood on the EU market. The case sets a clear legal precedent just weeks after the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) formally reported nine teak …

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