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Project ID TMT-SPD023/15 Rev.1 (M)
Title SUPPORTING SMEs AND IMPORTERS OF TROPICAL TIMBER FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF CITES AND THE NEED TO COMPLY WITH CITES RULES IN CHINA
Website http://www.chinafpi.org/cn/Supply_List.aspx?MC_ID=148
Status COMPLETED
Executing agency
RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF FORESTRY POLICY AND INFORMATION, CAF
Summary Legality requirements and timber procurement policies are being introduced in many countries. These requirements and policies are principally aimed at addressing public concerns about the legal and environmental credentials of products. Many purchasers are demanding that products should come from sustainable, or at least legal, sources and that this be verifiable in order to maintain credibility with buyers in the market place.

These requirements and policies have significant implications for tropical timber importers and manufacturers. As developments are occurring at a rapid rate, there is an urgent need for tropical wood product importers and manufacturers to monitor these developments, assess the costs in meeting these requirements and explore the market implications and opportunities presented by these developments.

This proposal aims to raise the capacity of SMEs and importers of tropical timber in Yangtze River Delta to understand and prepare procurement strategies and business plans to take into account the development of CITES Appendices, with a view to improving market transparency and promoting the trade in tropical timber from sustainably managed and legally harvested forests

Corollary to this objective, the main outputs of this small project proposal are:

• A report entitled “Analysis of trends and impact on China’s timber trade of commercial timbers included in CITES”.
• A mobile web and web-based communication platform for information dissemination and exchange on the updated CITES information.
• Training workshops for 100 representatives from SMEs and importers in the project area.
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Project document TMT-SPD-023-15-R1-M-China-Project-Document.pdf
Completion report TMT-SPD-023-15-R1-M-Completion Report.pdf
Technical report(s) TMT-SPD-023-15-R1-M-Technical Report.pdf
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Article in TFU 26/4 (page 6)
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  • The FPI releases information about CITES through the WeChat social media platform

    Country: Beijing, China
    Author: Research Institute of Forestry Policy and Information
    Affiliation: Research Institute of Forestry Policy and Information

  • The first PTC meeting of ITTO project

    Country: Beijing, China
    Author: Research Institute of Forestry Policy and Information
    Affiliation: Research Institute of Forestry Policy and Information

  • The second PTC meeting of ITTO project

    Country: Beijing, China
    Author: Research Institute of Forestry Policy and Information
    Affiliation: Research Institute of Forestry Policy and Information

  • Meng Qian and Liu Ying interview the manager of a rosewood company in Shanghai as part of the ITTO project

    Country: Shanghai, China
    Author: Wang Shaofang
    Affiliation: Research Institute of Forestry Policy and Information

  • Project officers and ITTO staff visit the showroom of the Hangguan Rosewood Company showing the ornate carving typical of traditional Chinese rosewood furniture

    Country: Shanghai, China
    Author: Luo Xinjian
    Affiliation: Research Institute of Forestry Policy and Information

  • SMEs that process tropical timber products, such as this company in Shanghai manufacturing rosewood furniture, were among the project’s target beneficiaries

    Country: Shanghai, China
    Author: Luo Xinjian
    Affiliation: Research Institute of Forestry Policy and Information

  • The training workshop for SMFEs

    Country: Shanghai, China
    Author: Research Institute of Forestry Policy and Information
    Affiliation: Research Institute of Forestry Policy and Information