International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) Tag

Source: International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), p.19   The 29th March, the date scheduled for the UK’s departure from the EU, is now fast approaching. But there is considerable uncertainty over the exact form Brexit will take on that date, or even if it will happen at...

The EU’s Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition held its annual conference in Paris on 25th October 2018. The conference highlighted the ongoing work to promote tropical timber in Europe and raised questions about the role of targets for procurement of “certified sustainable” products. Over 55 European organisations were...

The Independent Market Monitoring (IMM) has now published its second newsletter, which is available for download here. The current edition’s Country Focus is on Ghana, updating on the progress of VPA implementation, the outcome of its test shipments of “FLEGT-licensed” timber and recent trends in EU-Ghana tropical timber trade. The newsletter also features...

Ghana is ready to run trials on its FLEGT licensing system this year despite delays in the process to conclude the work. This news was announced during a workshop organized for timber exporters and reported by the latest ITTO Bulletin. Alexander Dadzie, the Vice President of the...

The EU FLEGT Independent Market Monitor (IMM) project has launched its website (available here) and published the first edition of its quarterly newsletter (www.flegtimm.eu/index.php/newsletter). Funded by the EU and managed by the International Tropical Timber Organisation, the role of the IMM is to monitor trade flows from EU...

The latest market report produced by the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO) includes an interesting insight on the UK hardwood market. Find below an excerpt from the original document. UK sawn hardwood market holds up well despite Brexit concerns While imports of tropical sawn hardwood into the eurozone countries have failed to...

[Source: International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and Fordaq]   The FLEGT Independent Market Monitoring (IMM) programme has undertaken its first cycle of market surveys, following the project’s relaunch by ITTO in April. Correspondents in seven key EU consumer markets – Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and...