Trade Panel to Probe Logging Complaints – Matthew Daly

Following an investigation by the Washington Post and a report from Greenpeace, the U.S. International Trade Commission said they would investigate illegal logging practices by China:

Lawmakers from timber-producing states have complained that as much as 30 percent of U.S. hardwood imports are from suspicious or illegal sources.

Industry groups and members of Congress says timber harvested illegally in Honduras, Indonesia, Peru and elsewhere is sent to China, where it is processed at low cost and then exported to the U.S. and other countries, undercutting domestic producers. [Full text]

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