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Goal of closing world markets to illegal wood well advanced 

Analysis of trade data 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 product …

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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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IMM webinar on trade data tools attracts a large audience

The updated open access IMM Data Dashboard and STIX websites allow users to tailor timber trade data presentation and analysis to their requirements. To be of value to timber businesses, and other sector stakeholders, it’s vital that industry trade data is both current and accessible – available in comprehensible, user-friendly and relevant formats. The IMM’s …

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Free access to near real-time trade data from the world’s largest timber exporters and importers

Accurate and timely information on timber trade flows is crucial to understanding market developments, including the impact and effectiveness of FLEGT policy measures. The ability to access trade data in near real-time has taken on even greater significance during the period of unprecedented global disruption caused by COVID-19. At a webinar on 20 October, the …

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IMM annual report: FLEGT acceptance as evidence of low-risk with respect to FSC Controlled Wood criteria and the PEFC Due Diligence standard? 

The FSC Controlled Wood System was first introduced in 2004 alongside introduction of the FSC Mix label which allows, under controlled conditions, the mixing of FSC certified material with uncertified material in FSC labelled products. The non-certified portion must comply with the FSC Controlled Wood standards which enable manufacturers and traders to avoid timber and …

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