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Communities Forests

Annex 6: The Experience of the Russian Producers’ Group

By Andrey Ptichnikov - Forest Trends
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RPG was founded in April2000 as an initiative of WWF in order to connect foreign buyers who want to purchase FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)-certified timber and timber products from Russian producers and manufacturers.This paper examines the goals of this group, conditions for and benefits of membership in the group and its approach to certification.