Systems deployed around the world to verify the legality of timber sources face a number of challenges: They are often complex and expensive, there is a lack of consistent standards, and the systems are difficult to implement in developing countries.Reflecting both international developments and the Chinese context, the Chinese Timber Legality Verification System (CTLVS) is intended to be a voluntary, government-guided system based on due diligence.China will use it to control illegal logging, regulate production of forest products, meet international requirements on timber legality, increase global market share, and advance the legalisation of forestry in China.
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