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Log export prohibition to benefit furniture entrepreneurs

VT Times, September 21, 2015

Furniture entrepreneurs hope to receive increased benefits for their businesses and create revenue for the country after the government prohibited log exports. The government also instructed that timber must be processed within the country before being exporting to foreign countries.

Furniture makers hampered by lack of wood

Vientiane Times, 25th May 2015

Some furniture businesses around the country have given up their operations after being unable to source enough wood to fulfil orders. The Lao Furniture Association has asked for 30 percent of the government’s annual wood quota to sustain their business but this has not been approved yet, association official Mr Bounpheng Phengsisavath told Vientiane Times last week.

FLEGT to improve wood processing health and safety

Vientiane Times, March 06, 2015

The work performance and protection of workers will soon be upgraded in the wood processing sector with a one-year project known as “Improving Occupational Safety and Health at Wood Processing Sector and Timber Legality Definition”. The project will be led by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare at the end of 2015 in the framework of the FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade) initiative it was announced at a recent meeting in Vientiane. The meeting brought together 40 key participants from relevant departments from line ministries, Lao Federation of Trade Unions, Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Lao Furniture Association, Lao Timber Processing Industry Association, other private sector and relevant agencies to gain an understanding of the contents and objectives of the project.

Furniture makers call on govt to deal with wood trade issues

Vientiane Times, 22 April 2014

Lao furniture makers call on the government to protect the domestic furniture industry by using stricter measures against the illegal wood trade and preventing the export of logs and timbers. Lao Furniture Association President Mr Khamphay Somsana made the call at a meeting between Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong and the Lao Chamber of Commerce and Industry held yesterday in Vientiane.

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