Land recently burned and deforested by cattle farmers stands empty near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil. Photo: AP/File
Land recently burned and deforested by cattle farmers stands empty near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil. Photo: AP/File

EU agrees law preventing import of goods linked to deforestation, including coffee, soy, palm oil

  • Ban includes the import of several products considered ‘main drivers of deforestation’, like coffee, cocoa, soy, palm oil, the European Commission said
  • Countries including Brazil, Indonesia, Colombia and Malaysia have criticised the EU plan, warning that the rules will be burdensome and costly

 Land recently burned and deforested by cattle farmers stands empty near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil. Photo: AP/File
Land recently burned and deforested by cattle farmers stands empty near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil. Photo: AP/File
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