Small businesses band together to meet high cost of Indonesia’s timber certification scheme

JEPARA, Indonesia (6 February, 2013)_Next month, the Indonesian government will have fully phased in legislation requiring all furniture companies exporting to the European market prove sourcing of legally harvested timber. While this has been touted as a step in the right direction for conservation, for many small carvers the high costs associated with the new certification scheme are simply unaffordable.This article was originally posted on Forests News. Click here to read the full article.