Designer furniture retailer Lombok has become the first business to be fined for breaching regulations introduced in 2013 to prohibit the importing and sale of illegally harvested timber. On 25 October 2017 at Westminster Magistrates Court, Angora 2011 Limited, trading as Lombok, was convicted and fined £5,000 plus costs after pleading guilty at the first hearing. The company failed to exercise the required due diligence when placing an artisan sideboard on the market, imported on 1 June 2016 from India in contravention of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR). A previous breach ...
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