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Certification Links

General
http://tbt.atagh.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/G.Adu-Environmental-Regulations-for-Wood-Products-Oct182016.ppt
http://tbt.atagh.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Wood-Understanding-the-VPA-v3_FAOproject.pdf
http://tbt.atagh.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Wood-Fact-Sheet-Legal-and-Environmental-Guide.doc
Wood-sourcing-due-deligence-questionnaire
http://www.proforest.net/en
http://proforest.net/cpet/evidence-of-compliance/category-a-evidence/approved-schems
http://proforest.net/cpet/evidence-of-compliance/other-evidence-as-assurance

CITES
http://checklist.cites.org/#/en/cites.org/eng/resources/species.html

Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA)
http://www.fcghana.org/vpa/index.php
Wood – Understanding the VPA (Article)
http://www.fcghana.org/vpa/assets/file/Reports/Signed_Agreement_EC-Ghana_FLEGT_EN%5B1%5D.pdf

Forestry Commissions
http://www.fcghana.org
http://www.cfa-international.org/country_report_3.php
http://maffs.gov.sl/programs/forestry-conservation-and-bio-diversity

Scientific Names
http://plants.usda.gov
http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/tax_search.pl
http://www.itis.gov
http://www.ipni.org

Fair Trade Organizations
http://wfto.com
http://www.fairtradeafrica.net
http://fairtradeusa.org
http://www.fairtrade.net
http://www.flocert.net
http://www.flocert.net/fairtrade-services/fairtrade-certification/
http://www.fairtradeafrica.net/about-us/about-fairtrade/becoming-fairtrade-certified/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_trade_certification
http://www.fairtrade.net/standards.html
http://fairtradeusa.org/certification
http://www.flocert.net/fairtrade-services/fairtrade-certification/fees/
http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/en/for-business/ways-of-working-with-fairtrade/licensee-application/fairtrade-standards

Legal Protection For Handicrafts Links

http://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/wipo_pub_tk_5.pdf
http://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/intproperty/itc
_p159/wipo_pub_itc_p159.pdf
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52014DC0469&from=EN
http://ec.europa.eu/growth/industry/intellectual-property/geographical-indications/non-agricultural-products/index_en.htm
https://ec.europa.eu/growth/industry/intellectual-property/geographical-indications/non-agricultural-products_en
http://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/tk/933/wipo_pub_933.pdf
https://www.wto.org/english/docs_e/legal_e/27-trips_04b_e.htm
http://www.ab.gov.tr/files/ardb/evt/1_avrupa_birligi/1_6_raporlar/1_2_
green_papers/com2014_green_paper_nonagricultural_products.pdf
http://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/tk/913/wipo_pub_913.pdf
http://www.wipo.int/treaties/en/text.jsp?file_id=288514
http://www.unesco.org/eri/la/conventions_by_country.asp?contr=GH&language=E&typeconv=1
http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2013/may/tradoc_151186.pdf
http://www.epa.ecowas.int/pageevents/news/
https://eeas.europa.eu/sites/eeas/files/epa-ghana-brochurejune2016.pdf
http://www.epa.ecowas.int/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/EPA.-May-2016.pdf
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A52008PC0441
https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/eu-copyright-legislation
https://ec.europa.eu/growth/industry/intellectual-property/industrial-design/protection_en
https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/en/
http://www.inta.org/TrademarkBasics/Documents/EUTMR%20COMPLETE.pdf
https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/en/international-treaties
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/browse/directories/inter-agree.html
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2005:149:0022:0039:EN:PDF
https://qmjip.wordpress.com/2016/02/16/eu-collective-and-certification-marks-after-the-trade-mark-reform/#_ftn7

Standards Links

Standards Organizations

Ghana Standards Authority
Sierra Leone Standards Authority
International Organization for Standards
http://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards.htm
https://standards.cen.eu/dyn/www/f?p=CENWEB:105::RESET
https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/tbt_e/tbt_e.htm
http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/consumers_safety/product_safety_legislation/general_product_safety_directive/index_en.htm
http://wfto.com
http://www.oecd.org/tad/ntm/technicalbarrierstotrade.htm
https://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/goods/building-blocks/conformity-assessment_en
http://www.cencenelec.eu/standards/DefEN/Pages/default.aspx
https://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/goods/building-blocks/conformity-assessment_en

General Safety
http://exporthelp.europa.eu/thdapp/taxes/show2Files.htm?dir=/requirements&reporterId1=EU&file1=ehir_eu14_02v001/eu/main/req_safeprod_eu_010_0612.htm&
reporterLabel1=EU&reporterId2=NL&file2=&reporterLabel2=Netherlands&label=General+product+safety&languageId=en&status=PROD
https://standards.cen.eu/dyn/www/f?p=204:32:0::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_LANG_ID:6188,25&cs=18896D4219FAD6DC57770E4FB5BD781AC
https://standards.cen.eu/dyn/www/f?p=204:32:0::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_LANG_ID:6188,25&cs=18896D4219FAD6DC57770E4FB5BD781AC

Chemicals in Surface Treatments
https://echa.europa.eu/regulations/reach
https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/eurl/food-contact-materials
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=URISERV%3Al21209

Shipping Issues
http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/consumer_affairs/consumer_protection/product_safety_and_labelling/standards_for_product_labelling.html
http://www.bureauveritas.co.uk/FBPJJOqG/Footwear+Newsletter+February+2013.pdf

Quality Management
http://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards/management-standards/iso_9000.htm
http://www.iso.org/iso/pub100080.pdf
http://www.iso9001.com
http://asq.org/learn-about-quality/total-quality-management/overview/overview.html

Market-Driven Barriers Links

General

http://www.intracen.org/itc/sectors/creative-industries/
http://www.intracen.org/itc/sectors/creative-industries/market-surveys/
http://ssc.undp.org/content/ssc/news/articles/2013/widening_local_development_pathways.html
http://academy.ssc.undp.org/GSSDAcademy/Upload/CER13_Report_web_optimized.pdf
https://www.cbi.eu/market-information/home-decoration-textiles/
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/handicrafts-sector-bucks-overall-export-trend/article4610119.ece
http://www.ibef.org/exports/handicrafts-industry-india.aspx
http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/newsroom/cf/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=7985&lang=en&title=Creative-industries-trigger-innovation-spill-overs-in-other-industries
http://www.oecd.org/dac/financing-sustainable-development/development-finance-data/
https://www.cbi.eu/market-information/home-decoration-textiles/trade-statistics-decoration/
http://www.trademap.org/Index.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

EU Market Trends
https://www.cbi.eu/market-information/home-decoration-textiles/trends/
http://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/fashion_en
https://www.cbi.eu/sites/default/files/study/scenarios-europe-home-decoration-textiles-2012.pdf
https://www.cbi.eu/market-information/home-decoration-textiles/trend-special/sustainability/
https://www.cbi.eu/market-information/home-decoration-textiles/sustainable-design/
https://www.cbi.eu/sites/default/files/trends-europe-home-decorations-textiles-2015.pdf
https://www.cbi.eu/market-information/home-decoration-textiles/stools-occasional-tables/europe/
http://www.wipo.int/wipo_magazine/en/2008/04/article_0007.html