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International Workshop on Promoting Legal and Sustainable Trade and Investment of Forest Products

Shanghai, China

From March 25-27, 2014 in Shanghai, China, the Center for International Forest Products Trade (CINFT) of China’s State Forestry Administration (SFA) hosted the “International Workshop on Promoting Legal and Sustainable Trade and Investment of Forest Products.” The event was co-organized by Forest Trends, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the EU FLEGT Facility of the European Forest Institute (EFI), and WWF China. Several topics were discussed, including:


  • Overview of China’s forest product trade in 2013 and overseas investment of Chinese forestry enterprises
  • The trade of rosewood and other tropical hardwoods into China
  • Consultation of the draft Guidelines on Sustainable Overseas Trade and Investment of Forest Products by Chinese Enterprises

Workshop participants included government officials from China, Africa, Brazil, and the Mekong region, along with representatives from civil society, research organizations, and the timber industry.


Forest Product Trade of China in 2013 and the CINFT Annual Working Report

Chen Shaozhi, Director, RIFPI CAF, and Deputy Director, CINFT SFA

Hongmu Market in China: Development State and Future Trend

Wang Man, Secretary General, China National Forest Industry Federation, and Executive President, China National Forest Product Industry Association

China’s Policies for Hongmu Import Surveillance & Control

Zhang Yue, Division of Plants, Endangered Species Import and Export Management Office of P.R. China (CITES Management Authority of P.R. China)

Situation of Global Rosewood Production & Trade – Ghana Rosewood Case Study

Henry Coleman, Director of Operations, Timber Industry Development Division, Forestry Commission

The Gambia’s Exports of Rosewood

Babacar Salif Gueye, Ministry of Environment & Sustainable Development

Nyi Nyi Kyaw, DIrector General, Forest Department, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, The Republic of the Union of Myanmar

The Thailand Siamese Rosewood

Thada Suwannawimon, Royal Forest Department, Thailand

Legal Timber Program: Sustainable Public Procurement of Timber in the State of São Paulo (Brazil)

Denize Coelho Cavalcanti, Secretariat of Environment, State of São Paulo Government

James Mayers, IIED