The main objectives of the study were to extend the existing knowledge of the nature and magnitude of illegal logging in Western part of Russia, to analyse the effectiveness of existing instruments regarding the exclusion of illegally logged timber from the EU market, and to analyse the impacts of potential changes in the forest products chain in the European Union as a result of implementing a Voluntary Partnership Agreement, due to a reduction of illegal logging in European Russia or diversion of trade to other markets.

The results of this project have been published in EFI Technical Report 19. (link to be added)

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