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GTF Chair Cindy Squires: “GTF can be a force-multiplier for SMEs and trade associations”

Cindy Squires, Executive Director of the International Wood Products Association and GTF Chair, asserts that the private sector, or “people on the ground”, need to be informed and included in discussions on timber legality and sustainability. They also need to be aware of the laws in the countries they work with, she explains – and the Global Timber Forum can fill the communication gap.