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Sweden prosecutes Burmese teak trader: EIA

13-12-2016
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 …

Myanmar's timber exports to China plummet

08-09-2016
Myanmar, timber, China, hardwood

In the first half of 2016, China’s log imports from Myanmar were 9,700 cubic metre valued at US$13.96 million, plummeting 97% in volume and 87% in value. Myanmar ranked 42nd among the various sources for China’s hardwood log imports. China’s sawnwood imports from Myanmar were 6600 cubic metre valued at US$3.09 million, …

Myanmar's deliberation over harvesting ban

07-09-2016
harvest ban, Myanmar

Former Director Genaral of the Forestry Department, Dr. Kyaw Tint, explained his latest research on how the Myanmar Selection System (MSS) could be modified in light of the decision to restrict harvesting during a workshop. Dr Kyaw’s conclusion was that a total harvesting ban could create as many problems for the forestry sector as it is …

Myanmar enforces logging ban until March 2017

08-08-2016
Myanmar, logging ban, 2017

The new Government of Myanmar has agreed a temporary national logging ban and a 10-year logging ban in the Pegu Yoma region. The national logging ban will run until the end of March 2017, in effect closing the forests for one complete logging season. All exports of round logs from the country have been banned since April 2014. For the duration …

Myanmar Timber Enterprise sustaining domestic production with sales of log stocks

14-07-2016
Myanmar Timber Enterprise, MTE, log stocks, domestic production

According to the ITTO report, Myanmar Timber Enterprise is proposing to sell around 400,000 H.tons of logs during the one-year suspension of log extraction. Of which, 30,000 H.tons of teak and over 300,000 H.tons of other hardwoods will be sold and priced in U.S. dollars while 9,000 H.tons of teak and around 60,000 H.tons of other hardwoods will …