Myanmar is one of the world’s biggest producers of high-quality natural teak, prized for its water-resistant properties and highly prized for decking and fixtures on the superyachts of the wealthy. But teak imports into America are prohibited by US sanctions imposed in response to the violent military coup in Myanmar. In this updated and expanded […]
In February 2021, Myanmar’s democratically elected ruling party, the National League for Democracy, was overthrown by the Myanmar military in a coup d’état. In the months since the coup, the people of Myanmar (formerly Burma) have been subjected to a continued escalation of conflict and brutal human rights atrocities. To maintain its illegal regime and […]
Here we analyse Indonesia’s key policies related to palm oil sustainability and deregulation, including the potential impacts of the newly passed UUCK.
Italy has been exposed at the heart of an ongoing trade in illicit timber from Myanmar, in defiance of both EU trade regulations and sanctions imposed in response to the violent military coup earlier this year. In this report, EIA identifies a total of 27 Italian timber traders importing teak timber products.
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The US Lacey Act and The European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR). In this briefing, we explore the previously unrealised fact that both laws can work together, with the Lacey Act prohibiting timber sold in violation of the EUTR, as a ’foreign law‘