Posts Tagged ‘trade’

Papua New Guinea’s timber exports to China illegal

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
timber exports

Millions of tonnes of illegally logged timber, felled from forests across Papua New Guinea (PNG), are being exported to China and from there to the world as finished wood products, a new report from Global Witness has revealed. In 2016, PNG provided 29% of China’s tropical log imports, making it the country’s single largest supplier. Read more

Catholic and Anglican bishops call for openness over TPP

Friday, April 24th, 2015

New Zealand’s Anglican and Catholic have asked the Government for more transparency about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) currently under negotiation. This is so New Zealanders can better evaluate the trade deal’s implications, the bishops stated. The bishops acknowledge the right and duty of any New Zealand Government to promote the nation’s trading opportunities. And they are Read more

Bishops urge G8 leaders to consider the poor

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Catholic bishops’ conferences in the G8 nations have urged G8 leaders “to take steps to improve nutrition, reduce hunger and poverty, and strengthen just tax, trade and transparency policies for the common good of all”. “In a world that has made great strides in improving food production and distribution, far too many of God’s children Read more