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EU concludes deal with Republic of Congo to trade only in legal timber

BRUSSELS and BRAZZAVILLE (9 May 2009)—The European Union and the Government of the Republic of Congo today announced a new agreement that for the first time establishes a system to ensure wood products exported from the Republic of Congo to the EU contain no illegally harvested timber and are derived from managed forests that benefit local communities. 

The full press release is available in English and in French.