U.S Markets for Certified and Non-Certified Hardwood Tropical Forest Products

Richard Vlosky  |  12/15/2008 10:06:53 AM

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In this study, we research US imports of tropical hardwood. The results indicate that the U.S. imports 161 different species of tropical hardwoods, 20 percent from Africa, 43 percent from Asia, and 37 percent from Latin America. However, importers are often resistant to market new tropical wood species as it is difficult to introduce new species that compete with species currently accepted in the market.
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