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Title: International Trade In Forest Products

Author: Prestemon, Jeffrey P.; Buongiomo, Joseph; Wear, David N.; Siry, Jacek P.

Date: 2003

Source: In: Sills, Erin O.; Abt, Karen Lee, eds. Forests in a market economy. 2003. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers. p. 177-199.

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Description: The 21st century continues a trend of rapid growth in both international trade of forest products and a concern for forests. These two trends are connected. Forces causing trade growth are linked to the loss of native forest resources in some countries and the accumulation of nonnative forest resources in other countries. Factors increasing trade include relaxation of trade barriers, income growth, and improvements in wood growing, harvest, and manufacturing technologies. But environmental concerns are increasing as consumer preferences change, and as native forests recede and plantation forests become more prominent.

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Prestemon, Jeffrey P.; Buongiomo, Joseph; Wear, David N.; Siry, Jacek P. 2003. International Trade In Forest Products. In: Sills, Erin O.; Abt, Karen Lee, eds. Forests in a market economy. 2003. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers. p. 177-199.

 


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