Call for a Transparent Investigation and a Stop to Grassroots Activism Interference following Hong Kong’s Seizure of More Than 211 Tons of Rare Timber Exported from Cambodia

  • 27/05/2021
  • Publications > Press Releases
We, the undersigned associations, unions, civil society organizations, environmental activists, acitizens, and international scientists are very concerned after seeing the press release issued by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Customs and Excise Department on the confiscation of 211 tons of rare and endangered timber, valued at HK$ 1.1 million or USD 140,000. The confiscated logs were found by Hong Kong customs officials in seven containers after being dropped off at the Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi customs offices between April 29 and May 5, 2021. The seizure is considered to be the largest confiscation of rare and valuable timber by Hong Kong in the last five years.