Forest Industry Grievances

After years of windfall profits and few if any controls on their actions, the multinational timber industry PNG is deeply threatened by government actions to rein in their excesses and promote a more sustainable forestry industry (albeit it industrial and still ecologically diminishing). The timber industry has thrown down the gauntlet: they will only stop exporting logs and do in-country processing if they are given access to virtually all remaining potential production forests. Additionally, they have shown they will use their considerable political clout to block any efforts to reform the exploitative timber arrangements currently in place.

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