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Mynamar Exports: US and Western Countries lifts ban

Myanmar will export its timber to the European Union (EU) countries starting June this year and s delegation of the EU will Myanmar next month to coordinate for the export, local media reported Wednesday. During its visit in Myanmar, the EU delegation will observe current timber extraction in the country and sign a memorandum of […]

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Global Timber prices going high as China buying more

Lumber exports to China from Washington, Oregon, northern California, and Alaska rebounded in the fourth quarter of 2012, jumping to 89.4 million board feet, an increase of 97.2 percent compared to the third quarter of the year, according to the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station. At the same time, total lumber exports to […]

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Timber Imports in India: releasing pressure from himalayas.

In a bid to conserve a precious resource, the Jammu and Kashmir government has adopted a dual policy of liberalising timber imports and enforcing measures that have brought down timber smuggling by a staggering 99 percent. “From the year 2009 to 2013, the state imported 14.7 million cft (cubic feet) of timber from abroad and […]