Posted On 08 Jun 2017
This would be the third time teak exports to India have been halted. The problem is that wood can enter that market after they have been treated with phosphine. For this purpose, a mission must arrive in the country, but that is still in process. This was indicated by Xavier Elizalde, executive director of the Ecuadorian Association of Producers of Teak and Tropical Timber (Asoteca for its Spanish acronym).
Elizalde explained that the deadline of Ecuador ends at the end of this month to export teak to India, without fumigating it with phosphine.
While it is true that India must indicate the arrival date of the mission that would accredit the companies specialized in fumigation, it is no less true that Ecuador can negotiate a new agreement, until the Indian experts arrive (I).