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Govt to consider levy on log exports to ensure home supply

Gavin Evans
Wed, 08 Apr 2020

Govt to consider levy on log exports to ensure home supply
Gavin Evans
Wed, 08 Apr 2020
Forest owners may face restrictions on log export volumes under a package of measures to be considered by senior government ministers next week.Forestry Minister Shane Jones said the options include a levy on log exports to help fund the re-setting of the local industry; regulations requiring exporters to demonstrate that the needs of domestic processors have been met; and a licensing regime for major exporters, a key element of which would  be a legal obligation to satisfy domestic demand first.Jones said the measures are necessary to ens...

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