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A path to lost business, paved with good intentions

By Bernard de Galembert Wed, May 05, 2010

BRUSSELS, May 5, 2010 (RISI) -Any action to prevent illegal logging should be welcomed. So on the face of it, the proposed regulations from the European Commission requiring those who supply timber and timber products (including paper) to take certain defined steps to minimize the use of illegally harvested timber, is good news. There is a "but" however, with potentially far reaching consequences for the European paper industry.

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