Tracking system and tropical forest products
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Roda, J-M., Guizol, P. 2004. Tracking system and tropical forest products . Bois et Forets des Tropiques 280 :106-108. ISSN: 0006-579X.
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Ecocertification, ecolabeling, in addition to other communication tools using environmental and/or good managemnet criteria, are theoretically designed to promote good managemnet practices among forest resources through potential market sanctions or promotions. It is assumed that concerned consumers would prefer products associated with the best resource management practices. However, assuming that one piece of wood comes from a well managed forest is not helpful when it cannot be certified that the material will not be assembled or mixed with other material of dubios origin along the different stages of the supply chain, from the forest to the final consumer. Most ecocertification tools based on environmental and /or good management criteria, thus use at least two quality control tools or quality systems tools. These are identification and tracking systems.