Past eventInvitation Only

Deforestation-related Commodity Supply Chain Controls

18 April 2013 - 12:00am to 19 April 2013 - 12:00am

Chatham House, London



This workshop will explore options for consumer-country measures to exclude deforestation-related agricultural commodities from international supply chains.

The workshop will bring together representatives from industry, governments, donor organizations and civil society to assess the feasibility of applying existing measures aimed at excluding illegal (and sometimes unsustainable) timber from consumer-country markets, including public procurement policy, licensing systems (such as the FLEGT licensing system being introduced), and broader legislative controls (such as the US Lacey Act, or the EU Timber Regulation). Other public policy measures not used for timber, such as differential tariffs, will also be considered. The applicability of these measures to five key agricultural commodities will be examined: palm oil; soy; beef and leather; and cocoa.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.