The objective of the March 8 meeting is for participants to develop a better understanding
of the issues, different perspectives and different initiatives currently being undertaken by governments, industry and NGOs. Ultimately, our goal is to foster a constructive network of stakeholders interested in working on this issue. The main focus will be on issues that are pertinent to US-based organizations and markets. This can include international developments in both producer and manufacturing countries exporting to the US (e.g. Indonesia, China) or consumer countries importing US-produced wood products (e.g. China, Europe).