Dutch police investigate illegal teak import

Dutch police investigate a large scale illegal teak import from Myanmar

The Dutch police investigates 6 companies that seemed to illegally import teak wood from Myanmar. The wood was first exported from Myanmar to the Czech Republic and then imported into the Netherlands.

The wood was not accompanied by the necessary paperwork and was therefore not traceable. This is illegal.

Easterwoods: honest and responsible teak from Latin America

At Easterwoods, we know this problem very well. This is one of the reasons why we started our company. We strongly believe that high quality teak should benefit everybody in the supply chain. That is what we do.

All our teak originates from Latin America. It was always planted for commercial purposes and was never derived from natural forests. We select and buy the logs directly from local owners and handle the export to the Netherlands ourselves.

The quality is plainly outstanding, no natural forest has been sacrificed for it, and it is amply available. There may be alternatives to teak, but there is no need for that.

The origin of our wood is transparent, traceable and legal.

Read the full article (in Dutch)

https://www.nu.nl/economie/6015287/groot-onderzoek-naar-invoer-van-fout-hout-leidt-tot-zes-invallen.html

METSTRADE 2019 – The best of all worlds

We are extremely happy that so many people visited our stand in the Construction Material Pavilion at METSTRADE 2019 in Amsterdam. Three days of meeting new people, enjoying time with old friends and exchanging lots and lots of knowledge. An experience we wouldn’t have missed for the world!

Just like so many people in the world of yachting, we love style and quality. That is why we embrace Latin American teak. Our wood has everything you are looking for. The quality is plainly outstanding, no natural forest has been sacrificed for it, and it is amply available. There may be alternatives to teak, but there is no need for that.

Moreover, we buy our teak directly from the local land owner, providing him with a fair ‘pension money’. That is what we call The best of all worlds.

Busy times at METSTRADE 2019: Gijsbert discussing the quality of our logs and Jon shaking hands with one of the companies that visited us to discuss cooperation.
(We value the privacy of our network. Therefore we decided to blur their faces)

Both logs and sawn lumber

Did you know that there is one more major and unique advantage to Latin American teak that you will not find in teak from other areas in the world? It is available in both logs and sawn lumber. With teak from Easterwoods, you can create anything that’s on your mind.

Are you looking for logs? We are sure we can deliver exactly what you are looking for.

Our sawn lumber is available in a number of standard sizes. Looking for special sizes or extra wide boards? Just contact us: we are sure we can help you.