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Private Sector Dialogue on Efforts to Combat Illegal Logging and Associated Trade and Promote Trade in Legal Forest Products
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Experts Group on Illegal Logging and Associated Trade held a side-event in Medan, Indonesia with support from PROFOR, the Forest Legality Alliance and the Nature Conservancy.
Participants and speakers included representatives of companies, trade associations, non-governmental organizations, and academia that are actively engaged in:
- efforts to combat illegal logging and associated trade and promote legal trade in forest products
- the development and application of wood identification and tracking technologies
The Private Sector Dialogue was structured as follows:
- Session 1: Actions taken by private sector entities in timber producing economies
- Session 2: Actions taken by private sector entities in timber processing and consuming economies
- Session 3: Development and application of emerging technologies
- Session 4: Linking producers, exporters, processors, and importers: Supply chain case studies
The dialogue allowed participants from a range of APEC and non-APEC countries to exchange knowledge, and create opportunities for synergies between government measures and private sector initiatives. For more information, see related press release on this page.
Photo caption: Tuukka Castren, PROFOR/ World Bank and Prof. Dr. Abdul Rahman, Chair of the APEC Experts Group on Illegal Logging and Associated Trade. Photo courtesy of the APEC Secretariat.
APEC Experts Group on Illegal Logging and Associated Trade
Monday, June 24, 2013 - 20:00
This private sector dialogue, held in conjunction with the 4th meeting of the Expert Group on Illegal Logging and Associated Trade, focused mainly on two themes: Market responses to legality requirements in the global marketplace; and new technologies and tools for legal trade in forest products.
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