Economic information & market intelligence

Themes

»Timber trade & markets
Collecting, analysing and disseminating information on the world timber situation more
»Market access
Improving market access for tropical timber in export markets more
»Certification
Contributing to forest certification policy and practice more
»Ecosystem services
Studying potential markets for the services provided by tropical forests more
»Forest law enforcement
Assisting members to combat illegal logging and illegal trade more

ITTO's economic information and market intelligence action program is concerned with improving the flow of tropical timber from producers and consumers; it is designed to assist member countries in understanding and growing markets for tropical timber and other tropical forest goods and services. The program includes work on timber trade and market data, market access, forest certification, ecosystem services, forest law enforcement and the marketing of tropical timber and non-timber products, among other things.

For a detailed account of ITTO's action agenda, please refer to the current ITTO Action Plan.