The Phillipines’ government has set a deadline of August 15 to finally resolve issues relating to its controversial logging ban.

The ban, imposed last December following tragic floods and landslides, has caused raw material shortages and hardship in the country’s timber using industries.

Eriberto Angete, of the department of the environment and natural resources, confirmed the deadline following complaints from the Chamber of Furniture Industry of the Philippines.

Furniture industry executives say there is confusion about enforcement of a partial lifting of the ban in selective areas.