On 25 November, a report from the Environmental Investigation Agency said that, despite trade sanctions imposed in June to ban imports of Myanmar teak into Europe, more than 300 tonnes of teak, worth well over €2 million, has since entered into Italy. It says that, in the first half of the year, more than €1 million worth of timber was entering into Italy every month, but in July this decreased to about €500,000 worth. However, with the sanctions in place there should be no timber entering at all and, subsequently, timber imports have increased.
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