Day: March 24, 2004

The world’s governments have committed to acting to halt illegal logging and the international trade in stolen wood. The UK, EU and China have made specific commitments in relation to imports of timber from Indonesia.

Listings on CITES are currently the only legal mechanism by which importing countries can halt shipments of illegally sourced wood, and the listing of ramin (Gonystylus spp.) has shown that CITES Appendix III listings of timber species can be an effective tool in tackling the trade in stolen timber and wood products.

The UK and EU have recognised the value of Appendix III listings and have already.....


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