First Class Connections: Log Smuggling, Illegal Logging and Corruption in Mozambique
A report on the illegal flow of timber from Mozambique to China featuring detailed case studies revealing smuggling techniques, specific examples of corruption and the collusion of senior Mozambique politicians with Chinese timber exporters.
This illegal trade is costing the fourth least-developed country in the world tens of millions in lost taxes annually.
First Class Connections exposes massive discrepancies in import/export data between Mozambique and China, indicating that half the timber flowing into China is illegal.
Download the report in Portuguese here.