Harmonized System Commodity Code Revisions for Non-Timber Forest Products: Improving access to reliable trade data on NTFPs in Canada.

The current trade data collection system in Canada does not allow for the collection of accurate trade data about the NTFP sector; without this data, we cannot accurately capture the economic value of NTFPs in Canada.  As NTFPs increasingly become a focus for economic diversification and a means of sustaining rural livelihoods, the collection of these data are essential for enabling an evaluation of commercial development initiatives as well as improving our ability to make sound resource management decisions.

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