For decades, mahogany, ebony, rosewood and other rare tropical hardwoods have been extensively logged to produce valuable wood products, particularly guitars and other instruments. Increasingly...
Controlling Illegal Logging: Consumer-Country Measures
Summary and analysis of the range of measures taken by consumer countries to control imports of illegal timber - including:
- The EU's FLEGT voluntary partnership agreements (VPAs);
- Other bilateral agreements, including free trade agreements;
- The US Lacey Act;
- The EU's FLEGT due diligence regulation;
- Public procurement policies.
Assessing illegal logging
Chatham House is assessing the scale and effectiveness of the response to illegal logging and the related trade around the world. Full details of this work, including analysis and data, will be available online soon.