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July 2019 Message from Lead Consultant

Next IMM Trade Consultation on 7 October in Barcelona

The IMM project will hold its next European Trade Consultation in Barcelona, Spain. The event will be supported by the Spanish Timber Trade Federation AEIM and the EU FLEGT Facility (EFI). The Consultation will take place at the Facility's headquarters at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau site on 7 October.

As always, the event will be an opportunity for the private sector to share feedback on experience with FLEGT-licensed timber and for timber businesses, and other industry stakeholders, such as specifiers and retailers, to hear about some of the latest findings of the IMM’s trade flow monitoring and survey work.

The Spanish trade consultation will feature three workshops on: 

  1. Trends in the European tropical timber sector – background, reasons and solutions (Rupert Oliver, IMM)

  2. Recognising priorities and purchase dynamics for tropical wood products. Assessing how supply chain relationships develop and the relevance or impact of FLEGT licenses. (Andrew Escott, Global Timber Forum)

  3. FLEGT impacts in African VPA partner countries (tbc)

The Consultation is proposed to close with a tour of the Sant Pau Art Nouveau site and a drinks reception. Click here to register.
 

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