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Timber Trade Portal updated and now also available in French!

15 December 2020

For the second time after its launch in 2016 the Timber Trade Portal has updated its country profiles and other background information. Each profile provides extensive country specific information on both timber industry and related timber legislation. The complete Timber Trade Portal is now also available in French for our francophone readers.

Country profiles provide useful information to national and international timber traders and other actors operating in the timber value chain implementing a Due Diligence on timber origin and legality. Having reliable country specific information and understanding of timber trading procedures is indispensable for a proper Due Diligence.  

The Timber Trade Portal contains country profiles from three parts of the world: Africa (8 profiles), Americas (6 profiles), and Eastern Europe and Asia (9 profiles). All country profiles have been accurately reviewed with inputs form local and country specific experts.

The review process was based on an analysis of recent and significant developments in terms of the countries’ progress on establishing national systems for timber traceability and timber legality assurance systems or other related legislative measures. Some of these countries (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ghana, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Republic of Congo and Vietnam) do this in the framework of an existing FLEGT-VPA with the European Union.

Any questions, remarks and suggestions on the country profiles are welcome and can be submitted using the contact form.

Other news

15 April 2021
A new partnership for the Timber Trade Portal!
The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), Form International and the International Tropical Timber Technical Association (ATIBT) signed a new agreement for the expansion and improvement of the Timber Trade Portal (TTP) on the 8th of March, 2021.
15 December 2020
Timber Trade Portal updated and now also available in French!
For the second time after its launch in 2016 the Timber Trade Portal has updated its country profiles and other background information. Each profile provides extensive country specific information on both timber industry and related timber legislation. The complete Timber Trade Portal is now also available in French for our francophone readers.
29 July 2020
Republic of Congo promulgates new forest code
The republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) definitively adopted law n° 33-2020 on a new forest code on July 8, 2020. This new law is under discussion since 2018 and was still under debate in the National Assembly in April 2020. The new forest code introduces new concepts like certification, verification of legality, consideration of riversides communities, deforestation and reforestation, the fight against climate change, carbon credits, etc.