Is there a Commercial Case for Tropical Timber Certification?
Environmental concerns in developed countries about the link between trade in tropical timber and deforestation have fueled demands for the use of trade measures as a way to influence production processes in exporting countries. Calls for bans of tropical timber and for consumer boycotts proliferated in developed countries in the 1980s, but were generally not successful and subject to controversy. More recently, however, timber certification (TC) has been identified as a potentially better instrument with which to promote sound forestry practices.
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