Website Dedicated to Forestry Market

The National Forestry Bureau of Costa Rica is to launch a digital platform for marketing forest products.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

According to an article in "The platform www (dot) mercadoforestal (dot) cr, which will be launched on Thursday May 30 by the National Forestry Office (ONF), is the result of a study which determined the existence of an inadequate process for sales of timber in which intermediaries are the most favored and not direct manufacturers and producers. This page can be accessed from now. "

"... On this website, interested parties can exhibit and sell their products to applicants of forest products and services. There will be information on timber products, wooden furniture, equipment, tools and other categories. "

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