the 4th Timber Legality Training Workshop was organized by cooperation with China Timber and Wood Products Distribution Associations as a series of previous workshops held in Guangzhou (2009), Dalian (2010) and Shandong (2011). It aims to increase the mutual understanding by sharing and confirming the information and thoughts of current condition and challenges on legality verified timber. Including the momentum of the US and EU as well as Japan and China, this time it turned out to be more global as in the form of international forum.
|（1）||Meeting title: the 4th Timber Legality Training Workshop|
|（２）||Organizers: Japan Federation of Wood Industry Associations and China Timber and Wood Products Distribution Associations|
|（３）||Supporters: TRAFFIC (International wild life trade monitoring network), European Forest Institute’s EU-FLEGT Funding, WWF-GFTN (WWF’s Global Forest Trade Network), Dongguan Zhong Cheng Timber Ltd. (Guangdong province)|
|（４）||Date： 19 March, 2014 9:00～17:00|
|（５）||Venue： Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center, Yanjiang Hall (1039-1045 Dadao Nan, Baiyun, Guangzhou Guangdong, China)|
|（６）||Participants: approximately 80 people including timber business sector, environmental NGOs, Forest certification bodies, municipality officials, Japanese diplomats in Guangzhou etc.|
Mr. Huang Wenhua (Japan Overseas Forestry Consultants Association), Mr. Kato Masahiko (Secretariat of JFWIA) attended the forum and made a presentation titled “Japanese Green Procurement Policies Introduction” about Japanese measurements to combat illegal logging (Green Procurement Policy), the system and condition of legal timber supply structure based on Forestry Agency Guideline and new development related to the supply and demand of legal wood, i.e., Timber Use Point, a branding project to increase interests toward legal timber.
There were some questions from the floor such as the system of the accreditation body and impact on Chinese timber exporters. The audiences are mostly from Chinese wood products manufacturers and distributors. They showed strong interests on new requirements such as Lacy Act and EUTR, and they asked questions on the details of relevant information when exporting to those countries and areas.
The venue, Baiyun ICC
|Left: Cover of the handout (Chinese), Right: Advertisement of wood industry conference including the introduction of this forum (Monthly “Chinese Timber and Wood Products” vol. Jan/Feb 2014.|