About the product
This report on tropical timber trade provides a theoretical framework for assessing national competitiveness in ‘further processing’ industries. It includes key statistics and market data, as well as regional overviews on further processing of tropical timber in Asia and the Pacific, Latin America-Caribbean and Africa. Separate chapters discuss industry structure and location, employment and competitiveness, policy issues, future global demand and outlook for ITTO producers. This document also sets forth recommendations for ITTO, member governments, trade and industry associations for future action.