Commission eyes import bans to curb deforestation

Commission eyes import bans to curb deforestation

Commission eyes import bans to curb deforestation — — -Brussels (Brussels Morning) Imports of soya, beef and coffee are among the commodities subject to a proposed ban by the European Commission as it presses import ahead with its drive to protect the world’s endangered forests.

The initiative, a pillar of the European Green Deal, seeks to curtail deforestation by requiring companies to prove that certain agricultural products destined for sale in EU markets are not contributing to harmful deforestation practices.