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June 28, 2022

EcoMin Tudose: New Forestry Act won’t repel Schweighofer wood processing company

‘A dog won’t leave the butchery,’ Economy Minister Mihai Tudose said about the possibility that the new Forestry Act would determine the Schweighofer wood processing company to leave Romania; he explained that the law, as passed by the Parliament, was not for or against any specific company.
In a press conference in Bistrita on Thursday, he dismissed a question on the possible effects of an exit of the big Austrian company: ‘Oh my God! The woods will remain uncut!’
He explained that the new Forestry Act was about principles and quotas, and a monopoly in forest exploitation was not the best thing.
Until the new act enters into force, maintained by the Parliament after the President has returned it unsigned, a transient ban on exports of unprocessed wood is necessary, the minister added.
Tudose met on Thursday several businesspeople of Bistrita-Nasaud County, alongside Prefect Ioan Tintean, County Council Chairman Radu Moldovan and County Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Vasile Bar.


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