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National Standards
Integrating local expertise with the FSC system



The FSC Principles and Criteria (P&C) set out the global requirements for achieving FSC forest management certification. 

However, any international standard for forest management needs to be adapted at the regional or national level in order to reflect the diverse legal, social and geographical conditions of forests in different parts of the world.

For more information on the FSC National Forest Stewardship Standards and their development, check the National Standards Section.