After viewing documents for 10 shipments of teak imported into Croatia and analysing trade data of reported timber exports from Myanmar to a range of countries, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has identified a pattern of apparent tax evasion by companies exporting timber products from Myanmar.
State of Corruption is the result of two years of undercover work, revealing that the multi-million dollar international trade in Burmese teak is riddled with crime and high-level corruption in Myanmar
To meet its pledge to halt deforestation, the European Union needs to act to reduce the deforestation footprint of the commodities it imports, including palm oil. Existing methods to alleviate the impacts of palm oil, have failed to stop deforestation sufficiently to qualify as ‘sustainability’
Illegal and unsustainable rosewood logging is the major threat to Thailand’s limited remaining forests, particularly in the north-east regions. Unprecedented demand for luxury ‘Hongmu’, or ‘redwood’, furniture in China is driving this logging
The extraction of timber from Myanmar’s forests is controlled by the Central Government, with many different actors reaping the profits.
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