DUTCH TIMBER COMPANY FOUND GUILTY OF DEALING ILLEGAL TEAK

11/06/2017

The Dutch company Boogaerdt Hout was found guilty of violating the EU Timber Regulation by placing illegal Burmese teak on the EU market. An investigation has revealed the company placed illegally sourced teak from Myanmar on the European market, prompting the Dutch Food and Safety Authority to rule the company in breach of the EU Timber Regulation. The EUTR is part of the EU’s Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade action plan and aims to reduce illegal logging by banning the sale of illicitly sourced timber and timber products in the EU. The extraction of this Burmese teak has been denounced by conservationists. For the full story see https://news.mongabay.com/2017/11/major-dutch-timber-company-found-guil…;