Thanks to legislation passed by the European Commission on 28 November, all wood imports into Europe via the Central Africa Republic (CAR) will be required to have a license denoting their legal origin, which will be fully implemented by 2014.

The agreement will look to make the timber industry, a large portion of the CAR market, more transparent, so as to benefit the economies of both Europe and Africa. “Today's agreement will be a significant step forward in the Central Africa...

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