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Other indicators for legal timber trade of Russia



Corruption Perception Index



A country's score indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).
Source: Transparency International


Bans & quota

In 2010, Russia introduced a logging ban for the Korean Pine (Pinus koraiensis), amongst others. Korean Pine is of crucial importance for the conservation of the Amur tiger. A new version of the “List of species of trees and shrubs prohibited for timber logging”, which includes the Korean Pine, was also approved on Aug. 2, 2010 and is included in the Russian National FSC Standard.


CITES and protected species

The following species from Russia are CITES listed:

CITES Appendix II:

  • Japanese Yew (Taxus cuspidata)

CITES Appendix III:

  • Korean pine (Pinus koraiensis)
  • Manchurian ash (Fraxinus mandshurica)
  • Mongolian oak (Quercus mongolica)

National action on timber legality

Russia is not considering making a FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the EU.


Third party certification

Currently, 160 valid FSC certificates are covering over 53,46 million hectares of Russian forests certified under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) scheme (FSC Facts & Figures, April 2020).

The Russian National Forest Certification scheme was re-endorsed early 2016. As of April 2020, an area of over 31 million hectares was certified under the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC Facts & Figures, April 2020).