IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Outflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 01 Nov 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export ban

The government of Myanmar has announced a plan to gradually reduce timber exports and eventually ban all wood exports starting from 1st April 2014 to prevent rapid deforestation of the country. 
To date, no official document announcing this measure could be found on the web, but several news articles confirm the measure.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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EXPORT

AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

031 Wood in the rough
4403 Wood in the rough, whether or not stripped of bark or sapwood, or roughly squared.
440320 Other, coniferous
440349 Other
440399 Other
311 Wood, sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm; railway or tramway sleepers (cross-ties) of wood, not impregnated
4407 Wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded or endjointed, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm.
440721 Mahogany (Swietenia spp.)
440729 Other
440792 Of beech (Fagus spp.)
440799 Other
313 Wood, rough or treated; railway sleepers; poles
4403 Wood in the rough, whether or not stripped of bark or sapwood, or roughly squared.
440310 Treated with paint, stains, creosote or other preservatives

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