Zelensky's Office: Moratorium on round timber exports "inefficient" EU partners "very sharply" raise the question of lifting the corresponding moratorium, since they believe that Ukraine has violated its obligations.
19:50, 09 July 2019
Ukraine's fiscal service plans large-scale inspection of timber exporters Tax officers have already conducted planned inspections of 102 businesses.
15:55, 18 August 2018
Poroshenko vetoes law on combatting timber smuggling The norms greenlighting the said schemes were introduced into the bill's text "between the first and second readings," the Administration says.
11:00, 24 July 2018
PM Groysman estimates timber smuggling at up to US$303 mln per year A public report on the results of anti-smuggling efforts will be prepared by the middle of September.
00:58, 24 July 2018
Authorities in Ukraine to inspect forestry enterprises over roundwood smuggling allegations According to a report by UK-based NGO Earthsight, timber exports from Ukraine to the EU over the past four years grew by 75%, exceeding EUR 1 billion reported in 2017.
18:30, 19 July 2018
British Earthsight probes into illegal logging in Ukraine over past two years Exports of sawn timber exceed the country's entire legal production by 75%: 1.2 million cubic meters of illegally-sourced lumber exports every year.
15:53, 17 July 2018
Ukraine's Rada passes bill on preventing timber smuggling The document will come into force on January 1, 2019.
12:00, 05 July 2018
EU reminds Ukraine of terms for obtaining third EUR 600 mln disbursement <p>Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli says Ukraine needs to fulfill a number of conditions to receive the third tranche of macro-financial assistance totaling EUR 600 million, including lifting the ban on timber exports, according to the official's interview with the Segodnya newspaper.</p>
22:30, 13 September 2017