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Illegal Logging and Related Trade – Indicators of the Assessment Findings: Thailand

This summarizes Thailand 2013 Assessment Findings. More than half of Thailand’s wood demand is met by imports, and of these 20% is estimated to have been illegally sourced. However, the majority of this wood is consumed within the country, most of the timber used for exports coming from plantations in the country. Therefore, exports are at a lower risk of being illegal. Around half of Thailand's wood furniture exports are destined for sensitive markets, but this proportion is declining, as it is for all its timber-sector exports. Until recently, the government response to the issue of illegal logging has been weak. However, in 2013 negotiations were launched with the EU for a voluntary partnership agreement and so this situation is likely to change

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Short title (alternative/varying form of title) Thailand 2013 Assessment Findings
  • Environment and natural resources policy and administration
  • Forest policy and administration
  • Forest trade and finance
  • Forests and forestry
  • Laws and regulations
  • Logging and timber
  • Plantation timber
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Thailand
Copyright Yes
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Author (corporate) Chatham House
Publication date 2013
Keywords V4MF,FLEGT,Wood processing country,Illegal logging
Date uploaded July 23, 2018, 17:01 (UTC)
Date modified October 22, 2018, 02:58 (UTC)