Zambia tightens screws on Mukula trade

The Zambian government re-instated a total trade ban in Mukula logs, barely a week after a partial relaxation of harvesting within 100 km of concession areas. Minister of Lands Jean Kapata said the measure, which excluded other timber species, was intended to encourage investment for value-addition in concession areas. Also…

Continue Reading Zambia tightens screws on Mukula trade

Zambian customs seize 22 Mukula-laden trucks

The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has seized 22 trucks carrying Mukula logs destined for South Africa. ZRA Corporate Communications Manager Topsy Sikalanda said Zambia would have lost K6.6 million in taxes. “Out of the 22 trucks, 16 were intercepted at Chirundu Borderpost, as well as in Zimbabwe and in South…

Continue Reading Zambian customs seize 22 Mukula-laden trucks

Zambia conditionally lifts ban in Mukula trade

The Zambian government has lifted its ban on trade in Mukula logs on condition that the logs are processed within a radius of 100 km from where they are harvested. Sawmillers, however, are demanding a complete revocation of the export moratorium. Sources in the Ministry of Lands close to the…

Continue Reading Zambia conditionally lifts ban in Mukula trade

Zambian cops seize 4 000 Mukula logs in latest crackdown

At least 4 000 Mukula logs have been seized in the latest crackdown on the illegal trade in the endangered tree species, said Zambian police in Zambia. “We are appealing to the Forestry Department to expedite the process of disposing off the logs to prevent damage and create space as…

Continue Reading Zambian cops seize 4 000 Mukula logs in latest crackdown

End of content

No more pages to load