About: timber

EU-Japan free trade deal threatens the fight for legal timber

While moves towards greater international cooperation are welcome, the EU’s growing number of new free trade deals must be scrutinised. And in the case of the Japan-EU free trade agreement, the deal’s impact on the fight against illegal timber is a pressing concern, writes Perrine Fournier.
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Development Policy 25-11-2015

EU-Guyana trade deal must protect land rights, activists say

A potential trade pact between the European Union and Guyana must contain land rights protections for local residents in order to avert the possible displacement of indigenous people, activists said on Tuesday (24 November).
Development Policy 15-07-2015

Report: EU timber trade funded armed groups in the CAR

The European and Chinese timber trade with the Central African Republic has funded armed groups on both sides of a conflict simmering there since 2013, the anti-corruption group Global Witness said today (15 July).
Trade & Society 25-11-2010

EU gives green light for Russia joining WTO

Russia and the European Union struck a deal yesterday (24 November) to phase out Russian export tariffs on raw materials, paving the way for Moscow to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said.
Climate change 08-07-2010

Parliament vote seals ban on illegal timber

The European Parliament yesterday (7 July) backed a compromise to close EU markets to illegal timber.
Climate change 17-06-2010

EU deal signals ban on illegal timber

After years of debate, EU legislators yesterday (16 June) reached a deal to ban illegal timber from entering the common market as of 2012.