Sustainable forest management and trade supported by
This website provides a framework for consultation
and information on the activities supported by the State
Secretariat for Economy (SECO) as part of its programme of "economic
cooperation", specifically in promoting trade in tropical timber
and non-timber forest products from sustainable sources. This service
is the competence centre of the Swiss Federal Administration for sustainable
economic development, and the integration of less developed and transition
countries into the world economy. This website is designed and updated
by Intercooperation, SECO's
strategic partner in tropical forestry.
Let yourself be guided through the following topics
Who are the actors?
Why tropical forests?
Why incentives instead of bans?
Trade in sustainably produced tropical timber: poverty
reduction and the conservation of tropical forests. A SECO commitment.
SECO publication (English,
Last update: 23.12.2013