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EU set to ban illegal timber from 2012

Date : 17th June 2010, Source : BBC Link to News Story

The EU is set to finally ban illegal timber in 2012 after protracted legal wrangling over the issue. After two years of negotiations, legislators reached a compromise on a deal that will require companies to trace where their timber was harvested. Up to 40% of the world's wood production is estimated to come from illegally logged tropical forests. MEPs will vote on the proposal in July before it is presented to the European Council in the autumn.

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