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Central African Republic Accedes to the ITTA, 2006

6 November 2014


Elephants in Bayanga-Central African Republic. Photo: I.Boehihartono

The Government of Central African Republic acceded to the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006, on 4 November 2014 becoming the seventieth member of the Agreement, in accordance with its Article 39 (4)[1].
Central African Republic has a forest area of 22.7 million hectares[2] composed of savanna mosaic, forest–cropland mosaic and dense deciduous (miombo) forests.
Timber is one of the main exports of the Central African Republic, after diamonds, representing almost 50% of its exports.

[1] https://treaties.un.org/pages/participationstatus.aspx
[2] Figures according to Forest Resources Assessment 2010 (FRA 2010) http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/al664E/al664e.pdf