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Call for new laws on stolen logs

Date : 21st February 2008, Source : BBC Link to News Story

Suppliers of illegally logged timber could be prosecuted in the countries where it is sold, under new proposals. The move is being tabled at a gathering in Brazil of legislators from the Group of Eight (G8) richest economies and five key developing countries. It calls for countries to pass domestic legislation making it a criminal offence to handle such timber. The risk of prosecution would make wholesalers pay attention to the origin of wood they supply, advocates argue. One of the authors of the proposal is the British Labour MP Barry Gardiner, who is Prime Minister Gordon Brown's Special Envoy on Forests.

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