US opening to Myanmar timber could help save forests

The US Treasury Department earlier this month granted a 1-year waiver on the sanctions on timber trade of American companies with Myanmar. Under the waiver, timber trade is for US companies and other members of the International Wood Products Association (IWPA), according to Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE), a state enterprise in charge of timber trade. […]

US to waive timber sanctions for one year

The United States Treasury Department granted a special one year licence beginning in late July for certain US companies to trade with Myanma Timber Enterprise and other members of the timber industry currently under sanction by the United States. The announcement has drawn both praise and concern from forestry experts, with some applauding the hands-on […]