Last week the parliament of Ukraine decided to lift the self-imposed 10 year ban on the exportation of timber which was put in place just 1 year ago. The reasoning behind this swift about turn in legislation was that the ban contravened the Ukraine/EU conditions and agreement which provided so called international macro- financial assistance for the former Soviet republic.

Under the new export terms timber will be sold at government auctions however Ukraine residents by which the agreement must mean individual citizens and / or Ukrainian registered companies trading from Ukraine will not be able to export timber. So to put it simply only non-Ukrainian companies can bid for and export wood sold at the auctions.

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