This coup could take Myanmar back to the days where the forests were being devastated by the military dictatorship and creates significant risks that the timber trade is financing human rights violations.
Following EIA’s advocacy, the US, UK and EU have now imposed sanctions on the Myanmar Timber Enterprise and Myanmar’s forest minister Khin Maung Yi. The EU have also sanctioned the Myanmar state-controlled Forest Products Joint Venture Company.
Here you can find EIA’s work on exposing tainted timber from Myanmar and why we believe strong actions, including sanctions on timber, the timber sector and entities that support Myanmar’s international trade are necessary.
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Military links to the timber trade
Companies with direct and indirect links to military
The EU Timber Regulation and Myanmar timber
The coup and implications for the EU Timber Regulation
Croatian connection – attempts by companies in the EU to circumvent the EU Timber Regulation
Evidence of tax evasion in timber exports
Trade to China
[Page last updated: 28/06/2021 (Various sections updated)]
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