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International Workshop on Promoting Legal and Sustainable China-Russia Timber Trade

Event Overview

International Workshop on Promoting Legal and Sustainable China-Russia Timber Trade

February 20, 2014 - February 21, 2014

Suifenhe, China

The "International Workshop on Promoting Legal and Sustainable China-Russia Timber Trade" was held from February 20 - 21, 2014 in Suifenhe, China. The event was co-organized by the Research Institute of Forestry Policy and Information (RIFPI) of the Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF), the Center for International Forest Products Trade of the State Forestry Administration of China (SFA), Forest Trends, and the EU FLEGT Facility of the European Forest Institute (EFI).

The purpose of the conference was to hold a dialogue between Russia, China, and other stakeholders to promote the legality and sustainability of the Russia-China timber trade, with a specific focus on timber harvested in the Russia Far East. Russia ranked as the top log supplier to China in 2012 and China's second largest supplier of sawnwood after Canada. With so much trade at stake between these two neighboring countries, both sides are keen to work together on cross-border timber trade issues. Many topics  related to timber trade and investment were discussed, and special attention was given to the new Russian Roundwood Act and its implications for Chinese companies that import, process, or export Russian timber.



Agenda

Meeting Summary - English

Meeting Summary - Chinese

Meeting Summary - Russian





Resources

China's Overseas Investment & Cooperation in Forestry (English & Chinese)

Zhang Yanhong, Deputy Director, Department of Development Planning and Assets Management SFA


Russian Round Wood Act - Latest Developments (Russian)

Russian Round Wood Act - Latest Developments (Chinese)

 Alekseenko Aleksandr, Ph.D., Deputy Director for Science, Far East Forestry Research Institute

China's Efforts to Combat Illegal Logging & Associated Trade (English)

China's Efforts to Combat Illegal Logging & Associated Trade (Chinese)

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


Forest Products Trade Between China and Russia (English & Chinese)

Xiufang Sun, Forest Trends


Illegal Logging in the Russian Far East: Negative Impacts & Potential Solutions (English & Chinese)

Brian Milakovsky, WWF Russia, Amur Branch


Overview of International Timber Legality Requirements (English)

Overview of International Timber Legality Requirements (Chinese)

EU FLEGT Facility


Analysis of the Russian "Round Wood Act": A Perspective From Importers & Regulated Markets (English)

Analysis of the Russian "Round Wood Act": A Perspective From Importers & Regulated Markets (Chinese)

Christian Sloth, Legality Programme Manager, NEPCon


International Workshop on Promoting Legal & Sustainable China-Russia Timber Trade (English)

International Workshop on Promoting Legal & Sustainable China-Russia Timber Trade (Chinese)

Kate Horner, Director of Forest Campaigns, Environmental Investigation Agency (U.S.)


ENPI East FLEG II Program & World Bank-Russia Cooperation (English)

ENPI East FLEG II Program & World Bank-Russia Cooperation (Chinese)

Andrew M. Mitchell


A Machine Vision System for Automated Field-Level Wood Identification (English)

J. Hermanson and A. Wiedenhoeft, U.S. Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory

S. Gardner, U.S. Forest Service International Programs


China's Administration of Timber Importation/Exportation & the Customs Clearance Procedure (English)

China's Administration of Timber Importation/Exportation & the Customs Clearance Procedure (Chinese)

Suifenhe Customs Office (English)

Jin Hongman, Suifenhe Customs Office


Legal Timber Verification in China (English)

Legal Timber Verification in China (Chinese)

Zhang Liyan, China Forest Industry Association


Research on Timber Trade between Russia & China (English & Chinese)

SU Haiying

RIFPI, CAF

CINFT, SFA

EFI
FLEGT


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