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Forest certification and the WTO.
|Series||EFI discussion papers -- no.7|
|Contributions||European Forest Institute.|
Forest management auditing is expanding from its traditional focus on forest management, stewardship and Chain of Custody certification to more innovative topics such as ecosystem services, forest carbon credits, Non-Wood Forest Products, wood energy and Fair Trade certification. Forest managers, auditors and project developers require a new. Abstract. The paper explores the structure and impact of the international regime that governs forest management. We pay special attention to three components of the regime: (1) regional and international m trade agreements and multilateral environmental agreements; (2) international criteria and indicator processes; and (3) international forest certification by: 4.
Timber certification is a relatively recent phenomenon which sprang from rising concerns about tropical deforestation. The movement gathered momentum during the s and s which saw a number of campaigns against unsustainable logging from Western environmental NGOs (such as Friends of the Earth and Earth First!), direct-action protests and. This examination of the law in action of WTO dispute settlement takes a developing-country perspective. Providing a bottom-up assessment of the challenges, experiences and strategies of individual developing countries, it assesses what these countries have done and can do to build the capacity to deploy and shape the WTO legal system, as well as the daunting challenges that they face.5/5(1).
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Forest Certification. Forest certification is a relatively new development since the 's, and deals not with the final product, but the practice of forestry, growth of the product, harvesting of the product, and ecological impacts associated with the harvesting of the product (Klingberg ).
Forest certification as a ‘standard’ The WTO recognises certain international standards, and could extend the TBT to recog-nise forest certification as a standard.
A pre-requisite for this would be measures to ensure that private voluntary forest certification schemes were not File Size: 95KB. A range of alternative forest certification schemes have been developed since the FSC’s inception and some are industry-dominated in terms of decision-making and are more flexible in terms of criteria and policy, including the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Canadian Sustainable Forestry Certification Coalition, created by timber industry associations in the United States and Canada.
With more than eighty chapters, this three-volume work – described by the current Director-General of the World Trade Organization as an "outstanding contribution" to understanding the world trading system – is by far the most comprehensive study yet undertaken of the WTO.
Contributors to the book include two former Directors-General of the WTO, a former Deputy Director-General, a. Most of the WTO’s agreements were the outcome of the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations. Some, including GATTwere revisions of texts that previously existed under GATT as multilateral or plurilateral agreements.
Some, Forest certification and the WTO. book as GATS, were new. The full package of multilateral Uruguay Round agreements is called the round’s Final Act.
The WTO Bookshop offers more than titles on trade topics, ranging from economic research to dispute settlement. All of the latest WTO publications are available as well as a host of titles from other publishers.
The bookshop also offers exclusive gifts and souvenirs bearing the WTO logo. The. World Trade Organization (WTO), international organization established in as a result of the final round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) negotiations, called the Uruguay Round.
The WTO is responsible for monitoring national trading policies, handling trade disputes, and enforcing the GATT agreements, which are designed.
International Forest Sector Institutions and Policy Instruments for Europe: A Source Book provides an overview of the main policy relevant international actors, both governmental and non- governmental, with indications of where more detailed information may be Size: KB.
Understanding the WTO book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Distributed in copies/5. International Trade in Forest Products consumption given a policy change. Spatial partial equilibrium models have been used to study the effects of trade policies on forest product trade levels (e.g., FrankelBoyd and KrutillaBoyd et al.Buongiorno and Author: Jeffrey P.
Prestemon, Jeffrey P. Prestemon, Jeffrey P. Prestemon, Joseph Buongiorno, Joseph Buongior. The Trade Facilitation Agreement is the first multilateral treaty adopted in the WTO since the organization was created.
This book looks at how the Agreement is structured and how it relates to. International Trade Law and the WTO provides an overview of different aspects of WTO law. It recognises that international trade law interacts with numerous other subjects such as the environment, human rights, and international law.
It includes contributions from scholars who have diverse expertise from states across the Size: 1MB. Forest Certification and Global Governance Forms of Global Governance Despite a great deal of talk about ‘governance without government’ in the international system, global governance usually brings to mind large and arguably powerful intergovernmental institutions such as the World Trade Organization.
Position on Forest Certification Forest certification is the most effective tool available to leverage our lending and procurement to promote sustainable forests and to document that our policies are being met. Forest certification is one element of our forest policies.
For our own use of forestFile Size: 89KB. Updated information on certified forest products and forest certification systems can be found in the Southern Group of State Forester's report entitled Forest Certification Programs - Status and Recommendations in the South.
"Forest product certification has become more important as many consumers consider the impact of their purchasing decisions. Rowena Maguire's Global Forest Governance — Legal Concepts and Policy Trends is a timely and comprehensive volume on the important topic of international legal and political scholarship, which in its entirety, still is somewhat under-researched.
It details a number of legal concepts around global forest-related institutions and organizations. In particular, it provides a legal overview of Cited by: 7. An important read for academics and policy-makers alike, Hard Choices, Soft Law asserts that voluntary standards, or 'soft' law, are an important supplement to international law in a number of areas.
This key work firstly outlines the approach taken to combining soft and hard law and trade, environment and labour values in the WTO and NAFTA. The two globally dominant private forest certification schemes are the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC, previously called the Pan European Forest Certification) which is an umbrella organization sponsored by national industry associations and land owner by: concerns timber or forest certification.
Certification is the formal affirmation International Trade in Forest Products. whether it satisfies World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, and. Forest certification emerged in the early s as a market-driven way to limit the destruction wrought on tropical forests, giving consumers, retailers, and manufacturers the opportunity to.
Through FSC certification, legality is ensured at the forest management level as well as through chain of custody. At the forest management level, FSC requires, through its forest management certification, legal compliance by certificate holders.
The specifications for this are included under Principle 1 (compliance with laws and FSC principles).World Trade Organization is the author of A Handbook on the GATS Agreement ( avg rating, 8 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), Understanding the WTO /5.tion (WTO n.d.).
The basic provisions set in these interna- CHAPTER FOREST CERTIFICATION ASSESSMENT GUIDE: SUMMARY ON USE.
carried out under a specific certification system is a key aspect of the World Bank approach to certification, and related.