The move comes two years after an earlier effort to slow deforestation by banning the export of raw timber.
The Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP) announced a total ban on new logging of teak and other hardwoods in Karenni State, and has outlawed all logging businesses in the territory.
The United Wa State Army has offered to negotiate with the Burmese military over which side should withdraw first from their positions near Mongton Township.
Wa forces have surrounded a government position after 16 of their workers were detained in eastern Shan State.
Talks held to support both countries’ interest in responsible, cross-border timber trade, say officials.
The Chinese Government has announced that it will look into recent arrests for illegal logging near the Burma-China border.