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Ban in Thailand
|Rubberwood Ban in Thailand
Rubber planters and businesses in
Thailand are protesting a ban on exports of rubberwood sawnwood, saying it could affect
thousands of workers in the timber sector especially in the southern provinces.
In a statement issued after a meeting with Mr Newin protestors accused the government
of deciding the policy without having an understanding of the rubberwood business. The
policy, if it remains in force, allows only exports of value-added products such as
rubberwood furniture and supporters of the move say it is in an attempt to save the wood
for local manufacturers.
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