Gonystylus bancanus (Ramin)

Criteria met:  High volume (globally threatened)

Principal trade term to the EU:  timber

Percentage of global trade to the EU:  91%

Principal source:  wild

Top EU importer:  Italy, Netherlands

Top Trading Partner:  Indonesia

CITES Appendix:  II

IUCN Status:  Vulnerable

EU-reported imports of wild-sourced Gonystylus bancanus timber (reported in m3), all purposes, 2001-2010.

EU imports in 2010 were all wild-sourced and traded for commercial purposes, comprising 1,670 m3 of timber and 120 m3 of carvings. EU imports of wild-sourced timber increased by 26% between 2009 and 2010, following two consecutive years in which imports decreased.

The vast majority of the trade in timber (99%) was imported directly from Indonesia, with the remaining timber and all the carvings imported directly from Malaysia. The SRG formed a negative opinion for Gonystylus spp. from Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia) on 27/03/2007. Subsequently, the SRG formed positive opinions for Gonystylus spp. from Malaysia (Sarawak) on 14/9/2007 and for Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia & Sabah) on 7/12/2007; positive opinions for all three regions were confirmed on 12/3/2009.