27 Jan 2020

PNG loggers say new govt tax spells disaster for the industry

From , 6:01 am on 27 January 2020

Papua New Guinea's Forest Industries Association is warning of disaster for its sector due to new taxes.

New taxes on the forestry sector, introduced in the government's 2020 Budget, came into effect this month

The Association's executive officer, Bob Tate, says there was no consultation with the industry ahead of the move.

Mr Tate spoke to Johnny Blades who asked what impact the new export tax on logs would have on this major industry in PNG.

Log piles in East New Britain, PNG.

Log piles in East New Britain, PNG. Photo: Global Witness Media Hub