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Timber industry faces challenges in the voluntary partnership agreement process in forest governance

“The government has concerns and the fact that is does not have the trust of multiple stakeholders is a challenge for the process. “Every change implies sacrificing the interests of certain people, or things, for a certain time but it will be a benefit in the long run, resulting in a sustainable enterprise,” he said. […]

Myanma Timber Enterprise to Respond to Danish Teak Sanctions

​​ Danish authorities have made a ruling to place injunctions on all seven Danish operators bringing Myanmar teak into the Scandinavian country. Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE) has plans to respond to the sanctions placed on the entire Myanmar teak industry, according to U Khin Maung Kyi, deputy general manager (extraction) of MTE. “We will somehow […]

Mon State to Sign Agreement With EU on Forest Products Trading

​​ The Mon state gov­ernment has said it will sign a memo­randum of understanding with the European Union on the legal trading of forest products, the My­anmar News Agency re­ported. The southern state gov­ernment will comply with Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT), under which Myanmar and EU mem­bers are to be engaged only […]