Fifty-eight parties signed the 1983 Agreement: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma, Cameroon, Canada, People`s Republic of China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of The Congo, Republic of Ivoire, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, European Union, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Liberia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, South Korea, New Zealand, Norway, P anama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela ITTA3 (2006) aims to „promote the expansion and diversification of international trade in tropical forests from sustainably harvested and legally harvested forests and to promote the sustainable management of tropical forests”.  It entered into force on 7 December 2011.  As of October 2018, there are 74 games to ITTA3. Nigeria and Paraguay have signed the agreement, but have not ratified it. Canada ratified the agreement in 2009, but has since denounced it. ITTO is an action- and field-oriented organization with over 30 years of experience. It has funded more than 1000 projects and other activities and has contributed to the implementation of many aspects of MSF, such as. B forest restoration; efficiency of wood use; the competitiveness of derivatives; market information and transparency in tropical timber trade and tropical timber supply chains; forest law enforcement and governance; illegal logging; the preservation of biodiversity; climate change mitigation and adaptation; contributions from forest products and environmental services that are not made up of wood; and the livelihoods of forest-dependent communities. The International Tropical Timber Convention (ITTA) of 1983 is an agreement designed to establish an effective framework for cooperation between producers and consumers of tropical timber and to promote the development of national policies for the sustainable exploitation and conservation of tropical forests and their genetic resources. The International Tropical Timber Organization was established under this agreement, which was first inaugurated on 18 November 1983 and entered into force on 1 April 1985. Other contracts were concluded in 1994 (ITTA2) and 2006 (ITTA3), with an increasing number of signatories.
ItTO members account for about 90% of the global tropical timber trade and more than 80% of the world`s tropical forests. ITTA2 (1994) was developed to ensure that tropical timber exports come from sustainable sources by the year 2000 and to create a fund to help tropical timber producers acquire the resources needed to achieve this goal. . . .