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 […]

Myanma Timber Enterprise Tender. Auction Date 16 and 19 Dec 2016

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens.   Myanma Timber Enterprise will sell teak & hardwood round logs and sawn timbers by open tenders in US Dollars particulars of the open tender sales are as follows: (a) DATE & TIME (16-12-2016) (12;00)Noon and (19-12-2016) (13;00)Noon […]

Government to Tackle Legal Timber Docs

Timber exporters are scrambling to respond to the conviction in a Swedish court of a company accused of importing Myanmar teak without sufficient proof that it was legally traded. The importer, Almatra Nordic, had been prosecuted under the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), which bans placing illegal or high risk wood on the EU market. The company had […]

Swedish Court rules Against Importer of Myanmar Timber

Sweden has prosecuted an importer and trader of Myanmar teak under an European Union rule that bans placing illegal or high-risk wood on the EU market, according to information from the NGO Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). An EIA statement yesterday announced that a Swedish Forest Agency investigation found Almtra Nordic could not demonstrate who had […]

MTE Timber Auction. Auction Date 25th & 28th November 2016

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens.   Export marketing & milling department invitation for open tender Myanma timber enterprise will sell teak & hardwood round logs and sawn timbers by open tenders in US Dollars, particulars of the open tender sales are as follows: […]

Timber extraction suspended nationally for remainder of year

THE Myanmar Timber Enterprise has suspended timber extraction for the remainder of this financial year throughout the country, it has been learned. As for Bago Yoma, timber extraction will be suspended over a 10-year period due to the fact that Bago Yoma has experienced the worst rates of deforestation in Myanmar. In order for the […]

Myanma Timber Enterprise Invitation for tender. Closing Date: 27 May 2016

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. Myanma Timber Enterprise Export Marketing & Milling Department Invitation for Open Tender   Myanma Timber Enterprise will sell Teak & Hardwood Round Logs and Sawn Timbers by open tenders in Us Dollars. Particulars of The Open Tender Sales […]

US eases Myanmar sanction to aid business

Photo Credit: File Photo from Nov. 14, 2014  meeting between Obama and Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon (Nyein Chan Naing / European Press Photo Agency) The US government has removed 3 government banks and 7 government agencies responsible for promoting investment and export in various sectors of this resource rich country off the sanction […]

One-year logging ban proposed

A temporary ban on logging has been proposed to the government and is likely to be approved, according to Myanma Timber Enterprise managing director U Saw John Shwe Ba, though restrictions are not yet in place, as has been widely reported. Though U Saw John Shwe Ba told The Myanmar Times that a one-year ban […]

Myanmar bans lucrative logging in bid to preserve forests

Myanmar has banned lucrative logging operations as the newly-elected government of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi steps up a battle on deforestation, an environment official said on Thursday. Myanmar’s rich forests are among its most valuable natural resources, but they have been plundered by logging that helped fund the former military regime that ran […]