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Wood Exporters to Cope with Tougher Rules

Posted on 03 July 2011
 From VietnamNet: Vietnamese timber and wood product exporters will have to develop an elaborate system to ensure the legality of materials used to avoid the risk of losing their footholds in key markets like the US and the EU. For instance, they would need to show they have procured wood from areas with approved forest management plans and appropriate cutting permits. They would also need to ensure they are excluding illegal and other unwanted wood both at the forest where materials are acquired as well as at processing and manufacturing facilities.  Read more...