15 Nov 2016

Questions over new tax rate for PNG log exports

From , 6:04 am on 15 November 2016

Forestry sector figures in Papua New Guinea are angsting over a move to raise tax on log exports.

The recently passed national budget for 2017 found the government re-introducing a progressive log export tax, ostensibly part of moves to promote downstream processing in the forestry sector.

However, as Johnny Blades reports, questions loom over the government's commitment to holding the logging industry to account.

Harvested logs in PNG

Harvested logs in PNG Photo: RNZI/Johnny Blades