Risk Tool Country Profiles
Recent forest product import laws in the United States, European Union and Australia require buyers to understand the laws governing forest products in the countries where they are sourced. The country profiles provide information on the forest estate and forestry sector, the relevant national laws and policies, the relevant international law as it applies in the individual country, and local contacts who can serve as further sources of information.
A number of other organizations have developed useful tools and resources relevant to each country. Click on the "tools and resources" tab in each country profile to access these resources.
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, commonly know as CITES, is an international government-to-government agreement whose purpose is to ensure that international trade in wild animals and plant species does not threaten the survival of these species.