Conflict Wood: Under sanctions, prized Myanmar teak finds its way to luxury US, EU markets via India


FROM the dense forests of Myanmar, home to teak reserves most prized for high-end furniture and luxury yachts in Europe and US, to the dusty timber market in Nagpur where over 600 saw-mills trundle through the day, is quite a distance. But since the 2021 military coup in Myanmar prompted Western sanctions on timber trade…

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