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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed on Saturday, November 23rd, that the government is studying the possibility of exporting timber from tree species native to the Amazon, as reported today O Estado de São Paulo.

According to the report, the measure began to be studied after a suggestion from sector entrepreneurs, but would represent an unprecedented change in environmental legislation, as fresh timber exports are now permitted only for non-native species used in paper cellulose, such as eucalyptus and pinus.

"It is better to export legally than illegally and keep having it shipped out of Brazil . . .

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