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Navigating the Border: An Analysis of the China-Myanmar Timber Trade

In addition to socio-economic pressures, the combination of insufficient regulation in China and political instability in northern Myanmar has exacted a high ecological price. The uncertain regulatory and contractual environment has oriented the border logging industry toward short-term harvesting and profits, rather than investments in longer-term timber production. Degradation in Myanmar’s border forests will have an impact on China’s forests, as wildlife, pest and disease management, forest fire prevention and containment, and controlling natural disasters caused by soil erosion all become increasingly difficult.

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Document type Analysis, discussion papers, and blogs
Language of document
  • English
Short title (alternative/varying form of title) Navigating the Border: An Analysis of the China-Myanmar Timber Trade. [online]. China and forest trade in the Asia-pacific region: implications for forests and livelihoods. Forest Trends.
  • Environment and natural resources policy and administration
  • Forest industry
  • Forest policy and administration
  • Forest trade and finance
  • Logging and timber
  • Sustainable use forest
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • China
  • Myanmar
Copyright Yes
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Co-author (coorporate) Fredrich Kahrl, Horst Weyerhaeuser, Su Yufang
ISBN number 1-932928-02-2
Publisher World Agroforestry Centre, Forest Trends, CIFOR
Publication date 2004
Pagination 45
Keywords V4MF,FLEGT,illegal logging,timber trade,China-Myanmar borders
Date uploaded July 31, 2018, 14:01 (UTC)
Date modified October 16, 2018, 17:11 (UTC)