TIMBER TRAFFICKING FROM MYANMAR TO CHINA 

The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime has produced a report saying that illegally harvested wood is used for construction and to manufacture luxury furniture, but, with China’s own forest reserves being protected, the environmental cost of such profitable economic activity is borne by its southern neighbour.  It also says that Myanmar has been too heavily dependent on revenues from timber exports, especially teak, to be able to resist the Chinese market – or that of the EU.  The report identifies the routes and various actors that play a role in these illicit flows and the transformation process as the product moves through the supply chain from source to end markets.

https://globalinitiative.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Myanmars-illicit-timber-Flows-drivers-and-actors.pdf

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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