A complete ban on the sale of Russian timber exports to China looks inappropriate, since illegal logging is an internal problem of the country, said the Head of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov. Manturov was responding to comments made by Dmitry Kobylkin, Russia's minister of natural resources and environment, that Russia could ban timber exports to China unless Beijing takes action to help mitigate the effects of illegal logging, RIA Novosti reported. While understanding Kobylkin’s concern, he noted that China is a major trade and economic ...
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