US eases sanctions; door opens for Myanmar's timber exports

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The International Wood Products Association (IWPA) has issued a press release on the lifting of US restrictions on timber imports from Myanmar.

The IWPA says: ''The United States officially issued a waiver and gen eral license to ease the ban on imports into the United States of products from Myanmar.''

IWPA has launched an initiative to develop sustainable wood products trade in Myanmar and has obtained a specific license for its Voting and Associate members that enables trade and other commercial contacts between U.S. wood importers and Myanmar's industry and government agencies involved in the timber trade under certain conditions.

The license covers all IWPA Voting and Associate members and the Myanmar Timber Enterprise until July 31, 2015.”

Also, IWPA has announced the launch of an initiative to develop sustainable wood products trade in Myanmar. For more details here

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