ANNOUNCEMENT 29 Jun 2017
In June 2017, the government of Malaysia announced banning exports of rubberwood.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
The Star, Govt to ban rubberwood export, 30 June 2017: http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/06/30/govt-to-ban-rubberwood-export-cabinets-decision-is-to-address-shortage-of-raw-material-says-dr-wee/
Bernama, Government To Ban Rubberwood Export From July 1, 29 June 2017: http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v8/bu/newsbusiness.php?id=1368462
New Straits Times, Rubberwood export ban: RM12b target for furniture makers by 2020, 3 July 2017: https://www.nst.com.my/business/2017/07/254167/rubberwood-export-ban-rm12b-target-furniture-makers-2020
A number of news outlets have reported that the government will ban rubberwood exports from 1 July 2017. The ban follows shortages of the subject good affecting the domestic furniture industry. In this context, The Star quoted a Malaysian government official stating: "By retaining the raw material in our country, we are able to value-add to our furniture industry, produce more furniture and create more opportunities"