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First FLEGT-licensed timber shipments, bound for UK

UK agents, importers and distributors are preparing for the first shipment of FLEGT-licensed Indonesian timber products, with James Latham and Plaut International among those relishing the landmark. John Yates, managing director of Plaut International attended a ceremony organised by APKINDO (the Indonesia Wood Panel Association) in Jakarta on November 15 to mark the first licensed shipments. Indonesian producers involved in the first shipment who also attended were Korindo Group, Kayu Lapis Indonesia Group, PT Kutai Timber Indonesia and PT Mujur Timber. Paul Eastwood, lead forestry governance adviser at the British Embassy in Jakarata, also attended. Mr Yates said Plaut was...
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