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Legalizing Cameroon’s timber production chain

In Cameroon the domestic timber industry is hugely important to the economy and creates thousands of jobs. Due to a lack of government regulation, timber smallholders are effectively criminalised and approximately half of the country’s timber is sold on the black market. Under a voluntary partnership agreement signed with the European Union, the Cameroonian government is now attempting to legalise the entire timber production chain.

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