Changing International Markets For Timber Products: How Can Vietnam’s Forest Industry Respond?

Summary of an industry workshop, 14–15 October 2008, Ho Chi Minh City

Changing International Markets For Timber Products

“European and American consumer markets for legal and sustainable timber products are growing, and exporting countries will be expected to provide evidence that the timber they use has been legally harvested”

That was the main message conveyed at a forest industry workshop held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on 14–15 October 2008. Attended by almost 70 representatives from the private sector, government, and
international donors and non-governmental organisations, the meeting was organised by IUCN with financial and logistical support from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), Forest Sector Support Partnership (FSSP), Vietnam Chamber of Commerce & Industry (VCCI) and Vietnam Forest & Trade Network (VFTN). 

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