Okoumé of Gabon and Republic of Congo origin at center of U.S. imports investigation

The United States Department of Homeland Security is conducting an investigation into U.S. Okoumé imports that may have been illegal.

This is related to a broader investigation detailed in a report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA).

According to the EIA, a timber conglomerate with operations in both Gabon and the Republic of Congo violated a number of laws in the harvest and trade of their timber.

TIMBERCHECK™ will continue to monitor developments in the investigation of Okoumé imports.

In the meantime, here are some other, recent, timber risk-events in these countries:

Gabon

Republic of Congo

For updates on the Okoumé U.S. imports investigation join TIMBERCHECK™.

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Header photo: M.E. Bakker

 

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