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UNECE/FAO REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON

CERTIFIED FOREST PRODUCTS MARKETS AND FOREST CERTIFICATION 2003

 

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Address:
Country:
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1. Please give your estimate of the current area covered by Forest Certification in your country according to the various certification systems

 

 

 
Certification System Area of forest(hectares)
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) hectares
Pan European Forest Certification (PEFC) hectares

Other system, please specify

hectares

Other system, please specify

hectares

Other system, please specify

hectares

 

2. What is the stage of each of the ongoing initiatives in your country? Please answer separately for each system
  FSC PEFC

Other system,please state

Other system,please state

Formation of a stakeholder group for consultation

not started

ongoing

completed

 

not started

ongoing

completed

not started

ongoing

completed

not started

ongoing

completed

Developing standards

not started

ongoing

completed

not started

ongoing

completed

not started

ongoing

completed

not started

ongoing

completed

Forest auditing and certification

not started

ongoing

completed

not started

ongoing

completed

not started

ongoing

completed

not started

ongoing

completed

Certified forest products produced domestically and sold in domestic markets

not started

ongoing

completed

not started

ongoing

completed

not started

ongoing

completed

not started

ongoing

completed

Certified forest products produced domestically but sold in domestic markets

not started

ongoing

completed

not started

ongoing

completed

not started

ongoing

completed

not started

ongoing

completed

Certified forest products produced domestically but sold in export markets

not started

ongoing

completed

not started

ongoing

completed

not started

ongoing

completed

not started

ongoing

completed

Other initiative, please state:

not started

ongoing

completed

not started

ongoing

completed

not started

ongoing

completed

not started

ongoing

completed

 


3. Which stakeholder groups would you consider to be the strongest supporters of each of the following certification systems in your country? Please rank the 3 most important. (1= most important, 2 = second most important, 3 = third most important)
 
STAKEHOLDER
GROUP
FSC PEFC
Other system, please state:
Other system, please state:
Other system, please state:
Forest owners
Environmental groups
Forest industry
Government
Domestic retailers
Foreign retailers
Domestic industrial customers
Foreign industrial customers
Domestic final consumers

 

4. Out of the total certified forest area in your country, what is the estimated percentage that is made up by the following types of forest certification?
 
PERCENTAGE
Individual forest holding certification
%
Group certification
%
Regional certification
%

 

5. Is there any ongoing debate about these types of certification in your country? Yes No

 

6. If yes, could you briefly describe the kind of debate, including which type of certification the debate favours?
 

 

 

7. What is the estimated quantity of (labelled) CFPs that is supplied in your country?
 
Paper Products (tonnes) Domestic Imported
Wood Products (cubic metres ) Domestic Imported
*Domestic is used here to indicate domestic supply to domestic market*

 

 

8. Which countries are the most important countries of origin for your imported CFPs?
 
RANK COUNTRY
1
2
3
4

 

9. What is the estimated quantity of (labelled) CFPs that is exported from your country?
 
Paper products (tonnes)
Wood products (cubic metres)

 

10. Which countries are the most important destination countries for your exported CFPs?
 
RANK COUNTRY
1
2
3
4

 

 

11. In which product groups are certified forest products available in your country? Please indicate availability separately for each forest certification system in your country by checking the appropriate box(es).

 
FSC PEFC
Other system, please state:
Other system, please state:
Pulp and paper products
Sawn wood
Furniture
Construction materials
Wood-based panels

 

12. What is the trend of the total supply of CFPs in your country for the last 3 years?
 

Increasing

Same levels

Completed

 

13. What is the estimated quantity for the demand of CFPs in your country?
 
Paper products (tonnes)
Wood products (cubic metres)

 

 

14. How is the demand in your country for CFPs shared among the following bodies? Please estimate the share as the percentage of the total demand for certified forest products in your country.
 
 
PERCENTAGE
Companies within the WWF Global Forest and Trade Network
%
Companies outside the WWF Global Forest and Trade Network
%
Public bodies
%
100 % TOTAL

 

 

15. How is the demand for forest products certified by the following certification systems shared? Please estimate the share as the percentage of the total demand for certified forest products in your country.

 
 
PERCENTAGE
FSC
%
PEFC
%
Other system, please state:
%
Other system, please state:
%
100 % TOTAL

...

16.In your opinion which of the following statements describes best the current supply and demand situation for CFPs in your country?
 

Demand is higher than supply

Supply is higher than demand

Demand and supply are at the same level

 

17. In your opinion which of the following statements will describe best the supply and demand situation for CFPs in your country in 3 years time?
 

Demand will be higher than supply

Supply will be higher than demand

Demand and supply will move towards a balance

 

18. Are there any local, regional or national government policies in your country intended to support forest certification?
 

Yes

No

 

19. If yes, how well do you think these support forest certification?
 
   
Very well
  Not at all
     

 

 

20. If your government does not have policies that support forest certification, could you briefly give possible reasons why?

 

 

21. Does your government (local, regional or national) use public procurement as an instrument to support any of the following

 
Forest certification Yes No
Promotion of CFP markets Yes No
Chain of Custody verification Yes No

 

22. If yes, please briefly describe them giving quantitative figures wherever possible.

 

 

23. How effective do you consider the use of public procurement in the support of the following activities?

 
 

Very Effective

  Not at all Effective
Forest certification .   
 
Promotion of CFP markets   
 
Chain of custody verification
 

 

24. If your government does not use public procurement as an instrument to support forest certification, promote CFP markets and/or chain of custody verification, could you briefly give possible reasons why?

 

 

Forest certification :

CFP Markets:

Chain of custody verification:

 

25. Are there any other measures that your government use to support forest certification forest certification, markets for CFPs and/or chain of custody verification? Please describe them briefly:

 

Forest certification :

CFP Markets:

Chain of custody verification:

 

 

26. Please list the main developments regarding forest certification, which have taken place in your country over the past 12 months.

 

 

27. Please list the main issues relating to forest certification you expect in your country over the next 12 months.

 

 

28. Do you have any additional information regarding forest certification development that would be useful to share as well as any comments and feedback for the researchers?

 

 

Thank you very much for your time!
Please click the Submit button to send your response to Michael Poku-Marboah
Consultant for the UNECE/FAO Timber Branch.
University of Helsinki, Finland
Email: michael.poku-marboah@helsinki.fi
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