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8.3: Economic framework

Extent to which the economic framework supports Non-discriminatory trade policies for forest products

"This indicator is concerned with the manner in which trade policies influence sustainable forest management. Such policies can be discriminatory or can encourage trade liberalisation.

Discriminatory trade policies include domestic price support, quotas, tariffs and other barriers, export subsidies, subsidies on inputs such as power, ...

Extent to which the economic framework supports the management of forests through Investment and taxation policies...

"This indicator is concerned with the fiscal regulations and economic policies that control the flow of money in and out of the forest sector." Commonwealth of Australia (2003)