Decorative Hardwoods Association® President Kip Howlett spoke at the World Resources Institute's Forest Legality Week about how tariffs, duties, and legality impact wood products trade flows and how these changes make tracing the source of legal timber particularly challenging. The international event drew participants from governments, the private sector, the scientific community, and timber certification organizations.
At the event, EIA distributed its report on African log bans and the need to reform Chinese investment and trade in Africa's forest sector. Soon to come: the public premiere of EIA's new documentary on the Peruvian forest.
Source: Environmental Investigation Agency