Almost 60% of Malaysia's land area is forested. Timber is an important export product and a significant contributor to the country's economy. The EU is one of Malaysia's top three export markets for timber products. Malaysia also has many regional timber trading partners, including importers in China, Indonesia and Japan.

Malaysia was one of the first countries to begin negotiating a VPA with the EU. Negotiations are ongoing.

For more information, visit the Malaysia FLEGT VPA website.






Voluntary Partnership Agreement status


VPA ratified:


VPA signed:


VPA agreed:


Negotiations started:

January 2007

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