Board: We only export 150,000kg of the rare wood


PETALING JAYA: With agarwood being declared an endangered species by the Convention on Interna­tional Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) says it adheres to a yearly export quota of 150,000kg of the rare wood, including wood chips and processed products, for Peninsular Malaysia.

Its deputy director-general Norchahaya Hashim said the board enforces the export permit system efficiently to regulate the trade.

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