After an order from the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court, Ibama (Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources) blocked the export of Amazonian wood and resumed issuing specific authorization for the export of native forest products. Exports through the ports of Rondônia and Pará, and across the borders with Argentina, Uruguay and Peru have been awaiting release for 90 days.
The Supreme Court’s decision was taken as part of the inquiry that investigates possible shipments of illegal wood, with the involvement of former Environment Minister, Ricardo Salles. Currently, around 3,500 containers are parked in customs, with nearly 90,000 cubic meters of products.
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