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Germany seizes Congolese wood in strongest EU action yet against illegal timber trade

Press release | November 27, 2013 at 11:00

Brussels/Berlin/Kinshasa – German authorities have seized two batches of illegal timber from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The seizure is the strongest case of enforcement of an EU law banning the trade in illegally sourced timber which...

Greenpeace statement on Indonesia-EU timber agreement

Press release | September 30, 2013 at 12:45

Brussels, 30 September 2013 - The Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) timber trade agreement is being signed in Brussels today between Indonesia and the European Union (EU).

Commission scorecard shows Europe is still a market for illegal timber

Press release | July 31, 2014 at 11:40

Brussels - Four years after its adoption, the European law banning illegal timber (EUTR) is not yet fully implemented in nearly half of EU countries, according to a Commission assessment published yesterday [1].

Brazil confirms EU countries are importing fraudulent Amazon timber

Press release | June 9, 2015 at 9:23

Brussels - Greenpeace today exposed twenty-two sawmills and 45 exporters involved in the use of false documents for exports of illegal timber to Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom...

EU-Indonesia timber agreement signals welcome step towards zero deforestation

Press release | February 27, 2014 at 13:30

Brussels/Strasbourg –The European Parliament today ratified an agreement between the EU and Indonesia to help stem illegal timber trade, but warned in an accompanying resolution that more action will be needed to secure the agreement’s successful...

DR Congo logging

Press release | March 4, 2013 at 11:25

The Democratic Republic of Congo's logging sector is in a state of “organised chaos” according to a new report from Greenpeace Africa, threatening to cut off trading with the European Union (EU), the world’s largest timber market. A new...

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