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Up to one-third of Papua New Guinea log exports may not be authorised by landowners, says INA

Just over one third of Papua New Guinea’s logging exports in 2012 came from Special Agricultural and Business Leases, the majority of which may not have received approval from customary landowners, according to analysis by Paul Barker, Director of the Institute of National Affairs.
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‘Made in PNG 2012’ out now

Magazine showcases Papua New Guinea’s produce and producers The second edition of Made in PNG, the magazine that focuses on Papua New Guinea’s non-mineral produce has just been released. Published by Business Advantage International in partnership with the Manufacturers Council of PNG, the magazine covers not only manufacturing but also agribusiness, fisheries and forestry. Its content […]
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Profile: Cloudy Bay Sustainable Forestry

The Cloudy Bay Sustainable Forestry Company operates to a simple formula: ‘high quality at a fair price.’ Cloudy Bay Sustainable Forestry Company places high value on sustainability. It received a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Controlled Wood and Chain of Custody accreditation in 2011. Since 2006, it has been developing a Forest Management Area in the […]
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Sector profile: Forestry

Papua New Guinea’s forestry sector has bounced back from the 2008/9 slump, and is looking to value-adding, together with sustainability and traceability practices, for its growth. Papua New Guinea has immense forestry operations, with some 29 forest concessions covering 3.5 million hectares. Eight-four percent of PNG’s landmass is covered by forest, and 5.7 million hectares […]
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Forestry: Making more from a sustainable resource

Papua New Guinea’s forestry sector contributes 4% of the country’s GDP, with significant room to grow as it responds to the rising demand for sustainable and traceable forest products. While most of its income is from the export of round logs, PNG also produces furniture, plywood, prefabricated buildings and other forest products for domestic and export […]
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Interview: James Lau, Rimbunan Hijau PNG

Rimbunan Hijau PNG (R H) is Papua New Guinea’s largest forestry business, accounting for about 45% of the country’s timber exports. Business Advantage spoke with Managing Director James Lau about his company’s strategy for growth and the sector’s future. As PNG’s largest forestry operator, what is the strategy for your forestry division going forward? R […]
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