Consent to the extension of the ban on the export of certain wood assortments
At the proposal of the Federal Ministry of Energy, Mining and Industry, the Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, at today’s session in Mostar, established an opinion in which it agrees with the Proposal for a decision on the temporary ban on the export of certain forest products, submitted by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina on January 26. in 2023 years.
With this decision, the implementation of which is proposed until May 31, 2023. year, the export of certain forest wood assortments is temporarily prohibited in order to ensure the necessary quantities for the processing industry and to eliminate the threat of serious or irreparable damage to forests in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The temporary ban refers to the export of forest wood assortments classified in eleven tariff codes, which include untreated wood.
As explained by this state ministry, the proposal for this decision was made on the basis of consultations and meetings with the competent entity institutions.
The decision proposed that upon its entry into force, the Decision on the temporary ban on the export of certain forest assortments and wood products, which was in force until January 31, 2023, ceases to be valid. years. With that decision, the export of the same wood assortments was also temporarily prohibited. Therefore, with the adoption of the new Decision, the temporary ban on exports for these assortments would be extended until the end of May 2023.
In the explanation of the newly proposed decision, it was also stated that Bosnia and Herzegovina has a developed wood processing industry that employs a large number of workers, and whose survival depends on the orderly supply of certain types of wood. Therefore, forest wood assortments represent an essential and strategic commodity for Bosnia and Herzegovina. In doing so, it is particularly important to ensure ecologically and economically sustainable management of forest resources.