China's Largest Plywood Exporter Accused Of Fraud
China's timber manufacturers, at-risk forests in the Solomon Islands, and European importers are the focus of the Environmental Investigation Agency's recent report that claims that consumers of tropical plywood are inadvertently causing forest degradation. According to EIA, European companies appear to have imported thousands of tons of tropical-faced plywood that have a high risk of containing illegal wood, a violation of European law. The report details the role of the largest exporter of Chinese plywood in what appears to be fraud involving more than 100,000 tons of FSC-certified products.
Environmental Investigation Agency: The Lie Behind the Ply