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On 20th June 2018, Brussels hosted the Myanmar multi-stakeholder dialogue with the EC at the FLEGT/EUTR Expert Group. The main purpose of the delegation’s visit was to present to the EC a draft dossier describing the current controls in place for Teak supply chain and the documentation...

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 directly from Myanmar into the EU under the current due diligence. The reasoning being that the current documentation system within...

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...

This article is by TTF Managing Director David Hopkins. It firstly appeared on the Timber Trades Journal November 2017 Issue. The recent legal cases concerning breaches of the European Timber Regulation, in the UK and in the Netherlands, are a stark reminder of the timber sector’s obligations...

[This article is taken from the latest ITTO Market report 1-15 September 2017]   According to a press release from the Myanmar Investment Commission a permit has been issued to UK-based Global Agricultural Joint Venture Co Ltd. for the establishment of new teak plantations. The investment is said...

The European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) has issued a special edition of its Newsletter focused on Myanmar. The Newsletter - downloadable here - looks at latest issues concerning Myanmar timber and notably teak exports. The publication includes a recap of the Environmental Investigation Agency probe into the topic and...