EIA report investigates Burmese teak entering EU market
The Environmental Investigation Agency has published a briefing on how teak exports from Myanmar/Burma to the European Union are in breach of the EU Timber Regulation. The briefing details the results of an EIA investigation into Burmese teak entering the EU market.
The briefing summarises legal complaints that EIA submitted to authorities in five countries regarding violations of the European Timber Regulation (EUTR) by nine companies.
EIA believes that these companies have failed to ensure that illegally-logged timber has not entered their supply streams, putting customers at risk of purchasing non-legal timber. EIA identified several shipments of Burmese teak, including timber earmarked for the construction of a large yacht.
The briefing is available here.