Tropical Timber Agreement

As of October 2018, ITTA3 has 74 parties. Nigeria and Paraguay have signed the agreement, but have not ratified it. Canada ratified the agreement in 2009, but has since denounced it. ITTA3 (2006) aims to « promote the expansion and diversification of international trade in tropical timber from sustainably managed and legally harvested forests and to promote the sustainable management of tropical timber-producing forests ». [1] It entered into force on 7 December 2011. [2] The International Tropical Timber Agreement (ITTA) of 1983 is an agreement aimed at establishing an effective framework for cooperation between producers and consumers of tropical timber and at promoting the development of national policies for the sustainable use and conservation of tropical forests and their genetic resources. The International Tropical Timber Organization was established under this agreement, which was first adopted on 18 April 1985 and entered into force on 1 April 1983. Other contracts were concluded in 1994 (ITTA2) and 2006 (ITTA3), with an increasing number of signatories. ITTA2 (1994) was developed to ensure that tropical timber exports come from sustainable sources by the year 2000 and to establish a fund to help tropical timber producers acquire the resources needed to achieve this goal. It also defined the mandate of the International Tropical Timber Organization.

The Agreement entered into force on 26 January 1994 and entered into force on 1 January 1997. Fifty-eight parties signed the 1983 Agreement: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma, Cameroon, Canada, People`s Republic of China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of The Congo, Republic of Ivoire, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, European Union, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Liberia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, South Korea, New Zealand, Norway, P anama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela. This article contains public material from the CIA World Factbook: « 2003 edition ». . . .