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The public procurement policy on timber and timber products and supply of legal wood to the domestic market
Par: Nature and Development Foundation (NDF)
Publié: avril 24, 2020
Pays: Ghana
Sujets: FLEGT
Type de document: Note d'information
Document ID: 8604
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The public procurement policy on timber and timber products and supply of legal wood to the domestic market

The Public Procurement Policy on Timber and Timber products was initially developed in 2014 but is yet to be approved by Cabinet. This brief demonstrates how the policy could encourage domestic use of legal wood and show the government’s commitment to the fight against the threat of illegal timber trade in Ghana. There is, however, a dilemma for policymakers: to pass the policy with no assurance of the availability of legal timber in the domestic market or to ensure that legal timber is readily available before taking the step of passing the policy. The brief provides a short review of trends in the sourcing of legal timber to the domestic market, an overview of the proposed policy and stakeholders’ perceptions on what challenges may persist in supplying legal wood on the domestic market in the wake of the policy.

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