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US, Peru Agree to Step Up Efforts to Fight Illegal Logging

The United States and Peru have agreed to step up efforts to fight illegal logging and bolster environmental protection in the South American country. U.S. trade officials held their first talks last week with officials from the government of Peru's new president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Tuesday he is encouraged by the concrete actions Peru has announced to make sure its timber exports are harvested legally, but said “significant...

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