EU timber deal in firing line

Soth Koemsoeun | Publication date 15 October 2018
The Phom Penh Post

Logs hauled onto a Vietnamese transporter in O’Tang for delivery to Vietnam in February last year. EIA

A committee of more than 20 national and international organisations filed a petition to the EU on October 10 to prevent it from signing a timber trade agreement with Vietnam, noting that the deal would be disastrous to the Kingdom’s forests.

The petition claims Vietnamese timber traders bribed provincial officials and logged illegally, forcing indigenous peoples to sell their ancestral land cheaply.

It also claims that at least 300,000 cubic metres of timber were stolen from Cambodia’s eastern provinces over six months and exported in unprocessed round logs – illegal in Cambodia since 1996.

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