Monday, January 14, 2008

Sierra Leone bans timber exports

According to Reuters, Sierra Leone is banning timber exports to protect their remaining forests from Chinese and other markets. Will more developing countries try this? I haven't heard of any comparable step recently, opting out of the global economy for a spell by cutting a major hot export. And of course, on the neoliberal model, such a step is an occasion for must tsk-tsking. But perhaps it makes sense.

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