Russian Federation

COUNTRY PRODUCTION STATUS Although Russia accounts for over 20% of the world forests, its share of world forest products trade is below 4%. To find out more, click here.

LAWS The Russian Forest Code (2006) is the main forestry law of the Russian Federation.  For more information on this and other laws and regulations pertaining to forest management, wood harvesting, processing and trade, including the Russian Roundwood Act of 2013 click here.

TRANSPARENCY Information on transparency and governance indicators can be found here.

CITES Russia became a party to CITES in 1992. 

CONTACTS AND ORGANIZATIONS Several industry associations, civil society, and government agencies work on forest related issues in Russia. Their profile and contacts are found here.

Last updated: October 2016