Media room Laos

This media room focuses on the Laos-EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), which aims to promote trade in legal timber and timber products and improve governance in the forest sector.

Here you can find news, background information, multimedia resources, official documents and experts to interview. For media enquiries in English, email

VPA status: Laos and the EU are negotiating the VPA.


Get more detailed background information on efforts by Laos and the EU to tackle illegal logging through a Voluntary Partnership Agreement. Read more


This page provides answers to some common questions about the Laos-EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement, FLEGT licensing and Laos' timber legality assurance system. Read more


Are you a journalist writing a story? Interview experts with unique viewpoints on the Laos-EU VPA. See list