Danish EPA | Jutland company convicted of illegal import of rainforest wood


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A Danish furniture company acted with gross negligence when importing teak wood from Myanmar. This is stated by the City Court in Aarhus in a new judgment.

Myanmar is known as one of the world's most corrupt countries and at the same time a country where illegal logging is a big and well-documented problem. The illegal logging leads, among other things, to deforestation, loss of biodiversity and financing of armed conflicts.

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency, like the other EU countries, has since 2017 advised against all imports of wood from Myanmar.

Source: mst.dk (Automatically translated from Danish)

                   

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