Friday, August 1, 2014

Illegal Logging in Mozambique: The Role of Chinese Companies

The London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) published in July 2014 a report titled "First Class Crisis: China's Criminal and Unsustainable Intervention in Mozambique's Miombo Forests."  EIA pointed out that on average over the past seven years, 81 percent of all logging in Mozambique was illegal.  Between 2007 and 2013, 93 percent on average of the timber exports were shipped to China.  EIA charges that corruption and ineffective governance in both Mozambique and China's business sector are a structural impediment to resolving the crisis. 

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