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Lost in transit Discrepancies in international timber trade data

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Published 1st November 2008

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Discrepancies in International Timber Trade Data

Cambridge, UK, November 2008—It is well known that timber trade statistics between trading countries do not match, with some of the discrepancies very significant, for volumes, values, products, and over time. One basic common denominator for timber trade in most countries is the authority of a national Customs agency to control cross-border trade.

Lost in transit: Discrepancies in International Timber Trade Data

Report author(s):
Chen Hin Keong

Publication date:
November 2008