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IMM furniture report flags need to boost EU FLEGT-licensed supplier options and producers’ licensing buy-in 

To grow and develop EU and UK demand for FLEGT-licensed furniture requires promotion in these markets of what a FLEGT Licence stands for and the business benefits in terms of assured legality and exemption from EUTR due diligence.  It also demands that more FLEGT VPA partner countries join Indonesia and get to FLEGT licensing stage to …

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Goal of closing world markets to illegal wood well advanced 

Analysis of trade data shows in the latest IMM Annual Report demonstrates that the goal of closing world markets to illegal wood products is already well advanced – even if recent steps towards regulation in China are discounted for now. In 2019, 66.5% (US$27.6 billion) of the total value (US$41.5 billion) of recorded tropical wood …

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Tropical timber supply – Indonesia expected to gain in importance

IMM’s 2019 EU trade survey saw Indonesia and Malaysia overtake Cameroon as the expected most important supplier of tropical timber five years from now (chart 1). In 2018, Cameroon had been perceived to be the most important future supplier, followed by Brazil, Congo Republic, Malaysia and Indonesia. The survey question on the future of tropical …

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