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The pros and cons of procurement

20 April 2010

 

ITTO Technical Series #34: The pros and cons of procurement

This study reviews developments and progress regarding timber procurement policies. It assesses the positive and negative impacts of these policies, analyses the main similarities and differences among timber procurement policies, indicates the extent to which suppliers in ITTO member countries are able to meet the requirements and costs of these policies, and evaluates the need and desirability for as well as the practicality of promoting convergence and coordination among timber procurement policies as a means of facilitating the international trade in tropical timber.