Congo suspends log exports

The Republic of Congo has suspended log exports from January 2023. This decision is despite guidelines from the Council of Ministers of the Central African Economic Union (UEAC) which had decided to postpone, to an unspecified date, the entry into force of the log export ban.

Wood product exports from Congo would be restricted to

semi-finished or finished products.

While not adopting a log export ban it is reported that the government in Cameroon has significantly increased duties and export taxes on logs which prompted some operators to stop production in January 2023. Cameroon will continue to export logs.



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