ITTO annual market discussion: Challenges and trade during the COVID-19 pandemic

As part of ITTO's market discussion, a discussion organized by the Trade Advisory Group will be held next Tuesday (November 30, 2021) on the challenges facing the tropical timber industry in the context of the current health crisis.

This meeting is open to everybody.

Measures for slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus continue to have a devastating impact on manufacturers. The timber industry is facing many challenges, but a priority for all enterprises is to develop protocols for safe working so output can be ramped up.

Also crucial are diversifying raw-material supply chains; coping with disrupted shipping and the consequent catastrophic increases in the cost of international shipping; and managing deliveries at a time when demand is surging for wood products in international markets. A global economic recovery is possible, but a faster and more effective vaccination rollout across the world is essential. Activity has picked up in many sectors, but the pandemic is widening gaps in economic performance between countries and sectors, increasing social inequalities. Speakers at the ITTO Annual Market Discussion will address these topics.

The ITTO Annual Market Discussion is open to all interested parties.

Use the following link to stream the event starting from 17:00 JST on Nov 30:

Click here to download the program