Cameroon Tag

Cameroon What is the problem? Questions and concerns were raised by members about sourcing from Vente de Coupe (VC) (sales of standing volume) areas in Cameroon. The risk of illegal activities associated with VC has been reported by NGOs including REM[1] and Greenpeace[2], and has been regarded as ‘a door-opener for...

Myanmar What happened? Several EU member states, notably Denmark and Sweden as well as the UK, have ruled that Operators should no longer be importing teak direct from Myanmar into the EU under the current due diligence. The reasoning being that the current documentation system within the...

The latest market report produced by the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO) includes an interesting insight on the UK hardwood market. Find below an excerpt from the original document. UK sawn hardwood market holds up well despite Brexit concerns While imports of tropical sawn hardwood into the eurozone countries have failed to...

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has released its latest Statistical Bulletin for August 2016. The Statistics - available here for TTF Members - also includes a focus on Hardwood imports to the UK market. According to the Bulletin, in the five months to May 2016, 49% of...

The Netherlands Food and consumer product safety authority (NVWA) has filed a report against a Dutch timber importer found guilty of breaching the EU timber regulation. The NVWA has also given the company a non-compliance penalty per cubic meter timber. The company must pay the penalty in case it continues to place...