Selected businesses are required to perform the transaction verification for all FSC product claims related to Mangifera and Dalbergia genera for the entire year 2019. Their certification body will notify them directly by 1 August 2020. The deadline for certificate holders to complete transaction verification is 30 August 2020.

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Mangifera

Commonly named ‘mango wood’, the genus of Mangifera consists of approximately 69 species found in tropical regions of South and Southeast Asia – mainly in India. The most widely known of these species is the common mango tree.

Mangifera timber is strong, dense and resistant to water. These characteristics make it suitable to produce various household objects – including doors, flooring and furniture.

Dalbergia

Commonly known as ‘rosewood’, the genus of Dalbergia consists of hardwoods native to the tropical regions of Central and South America, Africa and southern Asia. There are around 250 trees and shrubs among the genus of Dalbergia, and the most famous trees are the rosewoods. 61 of these species are considered as endangered.

Several Dalbergia species are highly valued for their decorative and often fragrant wood, rich in aromatic oils. Their timber is used in the global trade to produce handicrafts, furniture, and musical instruments.