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New Timber Market Issues Website covers: eCommerce, eBusiness, biofuel markets, expansion and enhancement of global wood products markets and responsible trade

Published: 03 May 2005


The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Team of Specialists on Forest Products Markets and Marketing just established a new “Current Issues” website to exchange information at:


The current issues on the site are categorized into:

1) Biofuels
2) eCommerce and eBusiness, i.e. electronic commerce and business
3) Expansion and enhancement of global markets for wood products
4) Illegal logging/sustainability of forests & forest products – responsible trade

For each of these issues, the information on the website will be categorized into:

a) Articles, presentations, databases, and other information
b) Activities and initiatives
c) Events and meetings
d) Links to further information
e) Geographical region.

The website was built and is being maintained by the Louisiana Forest Products Development Center, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center. As the site is public, there are instructions for submitting content. Submissions and the website are currently limited to English. Articles, abstracts, presentations, databases and other information are welcome in either pdf, PowerPoint, Word or Excel format.

There is also a link to the site from the Team’s site within the UNECE Timber Committee and FAO European Forestry Commission website at:



For further information please contact:

Dr. Richard P. Vlosky

Leader, UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Products Markets and Marketing
Director, Louisiana Forest Products Development Center
Professor, Forest Products Marketing
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States 70803

Phone: +1 225 578-4527
Fax: +1 225 578-4251
E-mail: vlosky@lsu.edu
Website: http://www.rnr.lsu.edu/lfpdc


Mr. Ed Pepke

Forest Products Marketing Specialist
UNECE/FAO Timber Branch
Trade Development and Timber Division
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Palais des Nations
CH - 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

Phone: +41 (0) 22 917 2872
Fax: +41 (0) 22 917 0041
E-mail: info.timber@unece.org
Website: http://www.unece.org/trade/timber

Ref: ECE/TIM/05/P04

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Information Unit

Palais des Nations, 

CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

Tel.: +41 (0) 22 917 44 44

Fax: +41 (0) 22 917 05 05