Wooden rule

  • 14/08/1992

Wooden rule The timber industry in tropical countries has aroused disapproval and import bans are increasing on tropical wood from forests that are managed "unsustainably". The disapproval is particularly virulent in Europe and Australia, where retail shops, companies and local governments have banned the import of tropical timber unless it can be shown that it has come from sustainable sources. The International Tropical Timber Organisation is under tremendous pressure to develop a global code of conduct which will police all trade in forests products.

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