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FSC™ Sustainable Tropical Timber Trade Network and Information Hub An UN-REDD x FSC Lower Mekong Initiative

The Info Hub aims to connect market demand and supply to drive growth in the trade in legal and sustainable tropical timber and timber products. It is for all actors looking to learn more about timber certification and where to source certified timber in the Lower Mekong Region.

Lower Mekong Initiative

This initiative covers Cambodia, the Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, and engages China as an important partner. Its aim is to reduce forest degradation and deforestation and promote sustainable forest management around the Lower Mekong region and beyond.

Tropical Timber Trade Network

A network of certified suppliers and potential buyers. Businesses joining the network will help increase demand for products from certified forest areas, including those managed by smallholders, communities and tribes – improving livelihoods and business performance for all involved.

Benefits of joining The Sustainable Tropical Timber Trade Network


Connections to potential buyers and certified suppliers


Free access to FSC certification information in your local language


FSC market insights and FSC-certified tropical timber trade analytics


Priority access to FSC national and regional networking events


Certification audit discount offer by participated FSC-accredited certification bodies

Tropical Timber Trade Info Hub

A database of clear and simple information about FSC certification, country-specific requirements and legality requirements. It aims to educate and connect FSC-certified suppliers and other stakeholders along the tropical timber value chain.

The hub also contains information for those who are interested about what is happening with tropical timber in the region, regarding upcoming events, news and media article and experience sharing from businesses.

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About FSC

The Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) is the world’s most recognised, trusted and rigorous forest certification system. FSC’s “check tree" label – found on millions of products worldwide – verifies sustainable sourcing from forest to consumer. FSC’s responsible forestry standard, linked to a strict chain of custody certification, is a proven solution to tackle today’s climate and biodiversity challenges. Choosing FSC helps protect the future of forests and the communities that depend on them. …More


The United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) is the flagship UN knowledge and advisory partnership on forests and climate, working to reduce forest emissions and enhance forest carbon stocks. It is the largest international provider of REDD+ assistance, supporting its 65 partner countries to protect their forests and achieve their climate and sustainable development goals.

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