Russia plans to limit the export of timber to China because of the problems of reforestation and “black deforestation”. Writes about this TASS with reference to the statement by the Minister of natural resources and ecology of Russia Dmitry Kobylkin, the Federation Council.
“China is the main market, where it exported timber. I (Chinese — approx. ed.), the Minister said one simple thing. If we do not soon restore order, including from China, we will close the timber exports to China fully… it has to be done at some period of time”, — quotes Agency Kobylkin. As a solution to the problems he proposed the construction of seed facilities on the territory of Russia at the expense of China.
However, Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko said that the country will face a hard, serious action. “We are waiting for the program, an interdepartmental … Believe me, no China, no one will help us if we inside do not put things in order,” she said, calling the industry “corruption and criminalized”.