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  • ITTO publishes end of September market report

    ITTO has released its end of September 2016 market report. Topics covered include the state of the Brazilian furniture market, African tropical timber markets, Japan’s and Malaysia’s tropical timber exports and prospects for FLEGT licensed timber from Indonesia on the EU market, among other things.

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  • ITTO resumes twice monthly reporting

    The ITTO Tropical Timber Market (TTM) Report, an output of the ITTO Market Information Service (MIS), is being published twice each month again after switching to monthly publication during the summer. The Report aims to improve transparency in the international tropical timber market.

    The early September edition covers African and South-East Asian timber prices and markets, Indonesian FLEGT licensing, developments in Myanmar, Indian anti-dumping duties on MDF, Amazon furniture, and Chinese plywood.

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  • ITTO Market Report August 2016

    The ITTO Tropical Timber Market (TTM) Report, an output of the ITTO Market Information Service (MIS), is published in English with the aim of improving transparency in the international tropical timber market. The TTM provides market trends and trade news from around the world, as well as indicative prices for over 400 tropical timber and added-value products.

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  • ETTF dedicates newsletter to Indonesian FLEGT licenses

    The ETTF has produced a special edition of the ETTF Newsletter to mark the announcement that Indonesia will issue the first ever FLEGT licenses in November. It contains background information on the Indonesian V-Legal legality assurance system, Indonesian-EU trade in wood and wood-based products and the implementation of the Indonesian VPA. Moreover, EC Environmental Commissioner Karmenu Vella gave an interview that describes the EU FLEGT Action Plan as making a major contribution to improving forest governance and combatting illegal wood worldwide. The newsletter also gives an overview of the VPA process in general and asks EU importers, traders, association heads and certification bodies’ views on the arrival of FLEGT licensing.

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  • FLEGT’s ‘slow progress’ underlines potential of GTF’s private timber sector role

    Serious criticism of the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Action Plan (FLEGT) over its slow progress has underlined the value of the role of organisations, like the Global Timber Forum (GTF). GTF supports the private sector in the introduction of illegal timber due diligence risk assessment and other strategies to satisfy market legality requirements and facilitate wider industry development.

    In its hard-hitting 50-page report,’EU support to timber-producing countries under the FLEGT action plan‘, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) described the results of the FLEGT programme since its 2003 launch as meagre. This despite expenditure of €300 million. Its criticism is also levelled at both implementation of FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) with supplier countries and the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).

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