Cameroon

Cameroon has around 20 million hectares of forest, which is almost half of its national territory. Most of this forest area has been permanently allocated to long-term forest production or conservation, with a smaller area intended for community forestry. The forest sector contributes around 6% of GDP. Cameroon is Africa's largest exporter of tropical hardwood to the EU, most of which is sawn timber that goes to Italy and Spain.

Cameroon has signed a VPA with the EU. The aims of the VPA are to strengthen forest governance, promote Cameroon's timber products and improve Cameroon's competitiveness in the international marketplace. The VPA also encourages investment in sustainable forest management and strengthens the capacity of forest stakeholders.

Cameroon is developing the systems needed to control, verify and license legal timber.

For more information, visit the Cameroon FLEGT VPA website.

 

 

Voluntary Partnership Agreement status

Cameroon and the EU have both ratified the VPA and are now overseeing implementation of the agreement.

  • VPA entry into force: 1 December 2011
  • VPA ratified: 1 December 2011
  • VPA signed: 6 October 2010
  • VPA agreed: 6 May 2010
  • Negotiations started: November 2007


News from Cameroon

Visit the Cameroon media room to keep up to date

More information

Download documents

Cameroon-EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement text and annexes

Joint annual report on the implementation of the Cameroon VPA. Source: Cameroon and the EU, 2015 [FR  EN  ES]

Joint annual report on the implementation of the Cameroon VPA. Source: Cameroon and the EU, 2014 [FR  EN  ES]

Joint annual report on the implementation of the Cameroon VPA. Source: Cameroon and the EU, 2013 [FR  EN  ES]

Joint annual report on the implementation of the Cameroon VPA. Source: Cameroon and the EU, 2012 [FR  EN  ES]

Joint Executive Summary on the implementation of the Cameroon VPA. Source: Cameroon and the EU, 2010-2011 [FR  EN  ES]

Cameroon-EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement [PDF]

Minutes of the latest Joint Monitoring Committee [PDF in French] and minutes of previous sessions [website in French]

Minutes of the latest Joint Implementation Council [PDF] and minutes of previous sessions [website]

Briefing note, May 2010 (EN FR)