Title

Financial Flows and Payment Mechanisms:Behind Wildlife and Forest Crime - Chapter 7: The Rosewood Trade

Author Information

TRAFFIC

Date of Publication

2021 12:00 AM

Keywords

srhreports, illegallogging, illegal trafficking, timber, Thailand, Siamese rosewood and wildlife, Peru, shipping vessels, tax rebate system, the Amazon, rosewood trade

Description

Chapter 7 introduces the illegal trafficking in timber. In the first case, a family network based in Thailand engaged in the illicit trade of Siamese rosewood and wildlife and laundered the proceeds of crimes through apparent legitimate businesses. The second case originates from Peru with various timber species of illicit origin allegedly trafficked for economic gain through a well-known shipping vessel. This case illustrates how offenders exploit the tax rebate system to advance interests in exploiting timber which is illegally logged primarily from the Amazon. The chapter starts with an analysis of the rosewood trade.

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Financial Flows and Payment Mechanisms:Behind Wildlife and Forest Crime - Chapter 7: The Rosewood Trade

Chapter 7 introduces the illegal trafficking in timber. In the first case, a family network based in Thailand engaged in the illicit trade of Siamese rosewood and wildlife and laundered the proceeds of crimes through apparent legitimate businesses. The second case originates from Peru with various timber species of illicit origin allegedly trafficked for economic gain through a well-known shipping vessel. This case illustrates how offenders exploit the tax rebate system to advance interests in exploiting timber which is illegally logged primarily from the Amazon. The chapter starts with an analysis of the rosewood trade.