More than 9000 European wood processing companies have signed the "Stop Log Exports" petition to be submitted to the European Commission. Originally the petition has been prepared by the French National Timber Federation and focused on the export of oak logs, but was quickly expanded to include logs in general to keep the domestic economy viable. Started in France to put pressure on the government there, industry associations from Germany, Spain, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Italy, the Netherlands and Poland soon joined. But there are also critical voices about this idea, which could, for ...
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