International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006

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The International Tropical Timber Agreement (ITTA, 2006) is to "promote the expansion and diversification of international trade in tropical timber from sustainably managed and legally harvested forests and to promote the sustainable management of tropical timber producing forests".[1]

It entered into force on 7 December 2011 and replaces the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 1994.[2] As of late July 2015, there are 71 parties to the agreement. Madagascar, Nigeria, and Paraguay have signed the agreement but have not ratified it. Canada ratified the agreement in 2009 but has since denounced it.

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  1. ^ "International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006". United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. 1 February 2006. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "New accord for tropical forests enters into force". The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). 12 December 2011. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 

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