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Press Release: EU politicians, NGOs demand probe into ethical wood label’s certification of Belarusian penal colonies where political prisoners were tortured

22.02.2024 Open letter demanding an independent investigation by the FSC into how it came to certify the tainted Belarusian wood and furniture trade

Some – but not all – Russian conflict timber imports banned in US

27.11.2023 The US Treasury Department has banned one of the largest and most controversial suppliers of Russian conflict plywood

NGO letter: EU Member States urged to properly implement and enforce the EU Regulation on Deforestation-Free Products

10.07.2023 Civil society organisations urge EU Member States to learn valuable lessons from EUTR and take urgent steps to effectively implement and enforce the new law

Despite landmark law, Europe faces tough test to end role in global forest loss (commentary)

16.05.2023 Success of EU's landmark deforestation law far from assured 

Revealed: Timber linked to Russia’s Wagner private army on sale in Europe

16.05.2023 Scandal has implications for new law meant to address EU role in deforestation overseas 

Russian mercenaries cash in on Europe’s scramble for African timber

16.05.2023 New evidence reveals an EU timber rush in one of the world’s most fragile nations fuels local instability and bolsters Putin’s invasion of Ukraine

Russian “conflict timber” worth over $400 million bought by Japan since Ukraine invasion

22.03.2023 Imports linked to illegal logging profit oligarchs & Russian gov't

Fresh G7 sanctions fail to stop multibillion-dollar “conflict timber” trade

01.03.2023 New sanctions missed opportunity to prevent cash flows into the pockets of key Putin allies

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