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From IFR Special Issue: China’s forest sector markets: Policy issues and recommendations

By Sten Nilsson, Gary Bull, Andy White, Jintao Xu - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Forest Resource Management, University of British Columbia, Forest Trends, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP)
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Based on the papers contributed to this Special Issue and other studies an effort is made to identify the major policy issues facing the Chinese forest sector. The policy analysis is organized around the so-called ,supply china‘ (from stump to final products’ markets). The discussion of policy issues and implications centers on the identified large and growing gap in the demand/supply balance of forest products. A major problem to carry out the policy analysis is the identified lack of consistent and transparent data for the different components of the ,supply chain‘. This is a situation which must be substantially improved in order to undertake relevant policy setting for the Chinese forest sector