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Massive Customs fraud with BaiShanLin’s Wamara logs export – Bulkan + video

Massive Customs fraud taking place with BaiShanLin’s Wamara logs export – Bulkan

June 21, 2015 | By KNews | chu-hongbo-   A prominent forestry expert has warned of a massive Customs fraud taking place in exports of Wamara logs to China.

 Photo: BaiShanLin’s Managing Director, Chu Hongbo

In a letter published yesterday in Kaieteur News, Janette Bulkan said that public records available indicate systematic under-invoicing when it comes to shipping of the logs to especially China.
An Assistant Professor at a Canadian university, Bulkan is now urging for a forensic audit to be carried out in the natural resources sector.

Guyana learnt about Wamara logs last year after it was disclosed that one company, BaiShanLin, was shipping container loads of it out of Guyana every month.  Continue reading

Bai Shan Lin uses naturalized Guyanese to acquire large logging/mining concessions

 Bai Shan Lin uses naturalized Guyanese to acquire large logging concession


There is evidence that months before becoming a naturalized Guyanese, Chu Hongbo, the principal in Bai Shan Lin Forest Development Inc., had a Guyanese holding almost 700,000 hectares of state lands for him.

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Bai Shan Lin trucks with logs in Region One, Essequibo.

The forested lands were immediately transferred to Chu and Bai Shan Lin’s control after the Chinese investor received his Guyanese citizenship last year.

The transaction has raised several questions, one of which is why concerns were not triggered by  the ,Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) and the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) that a Guyanese who is not a known logger, could be given control of such a large swath of forest as well as the legality of it being transferred later to Chu.
After Barama Company Limited, a Malaysian operation which has 1.6 million hectares, Bai Shan Lin is the third largest holder of state land that has been allocated for forestry activities.   The company reportedly also has a significant foothold in the Mining sector.

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