‘Tainted timber’ from Myanmar widely used in yachts seized in the Netherlands

Dutch authorities carried out raids in six locations in the Netherlands seizing teak, widely used in luxury yachts, this month. The wood, originating from Myanmar, arrived in the Czech Republic from where it was funneled to the Netherlands.  The European Union tightly controls imports of Myanmar teak because of concerns about illegal extraction and overexploitation … Continue reading ‘Tainted timber’ from Myanmar widely used in yachts seized in the Netherlands