17. Calls on the Commission to begin preparations for the next round of ITTA negotiations to ensure a significantly improved succession agreement; 11. Considers that an effective agreement on tropical timber should focus on the need to ensure the protection and sustainable management of tropical forests and the restoration of degraded forest areas, and that the trade in tropical timber should only be encouraged to the extent that it is consistent with these previous objectives; ITTA2 (1994) was developed to ensure that tropical timber exports come from sustainably managed sources by the year 2000 and to create a fund to help tropical timber producers obtain the resources needed to achieve this goal. The mandate of the International Tropical Timber Organization has also been defined. The agreement was opened for signature on 26 January 1994 and came into force on 1 January 1997. 1. Welcomes the conclusion of the 2006 ITTA, as the failure of an agreement would have sent a damaging signal to the international community`s commitment to promoting the protection and sustainable exploitation of tropical forests; considers, however, that the result falls well short of what is needed to address the loss of these forests; – as seen by the Food and Agriculture Organization`s (FAO) Forest Products Annual Market Review from 2006 to 2007, F. Whereas wood producers should not be expected to bear the costs of conserving a global resource, the International Tropical Wood Agreement (ITTA), 1983, is an agreement aimed at establishing an effective framework for cooperation between tropical wood producers and consumers and promoting the development of national sustainable use policies. forest conservation. their genetic resources. The International Tropical Timber Organization was created as part of this agreement, which was first opened for signature on November 18, 1983, and entered into force on April 1, 1985. In 1994 (ITTA2) and 2006 (ITTA3), other contracts were concluded with an increasing number of signatories. 14.
Considers that the agreement requires Parliament`s approval, in accordance with Article 300, paragraph 3, second paragraph, of the EC Treaty, and believes that the Council and the Commission should welcome the greater legitimacy and acceptance of public opinion, which would be reinforced by greater parliamentary involvement; 18.