Companies exporting timber products to the EU, United States and Australia receive legality training
TRAFFIC and WWF’s Global Forest and Trade Network provided training on timber legality in Russia, China and Indonesia in October with additional sessions to be run in November.
As China’s timber consumption slows, timber industry seeks information on timber legality around the world
China is a major player in the international trade in timber products, but a slowdown in the domestic economy and the decline in the global economy since 2012 have affected timber consumption in...
Ghana and the EU have published the third annual report on VPA implementation.
TRAFFIC International has held a series of workshops in plywood and flooring manufacturing centres in China to inform industry leaders about legality verification, sustainable forest management and...
The EU FLEGT Facility will announce two open tenders in November.
The first meeting of the joint Ghana–EU working group on impact monitoring took place at the Little Acre Hotel in Aburi in Ghana on 13–14 August. Ghana is the first VPA partner...
A workshop aimed at providing a comprehensive overview of international timber market requirements and the available support programmes in Asia was held in Bangkok on 16 and 17 October.
Two new service providers have been selected to support Liberia in implementing its VPA.
Since the DRC and EU resumed VPA negotiations in May 2012, the VPA Technical Committee in DRC has been focusing on revising its draft legality definition for industrial forest concessions.
The EU remains fully committed to leading global efforts to fight illegal logging through the implementation of the FLEGT Action Plan.
Congolese forestry ministry officials continue coordination meetings with officials from other departments
Officials from the Congo forestry ministry are continuing their interministerial meetings at the departmental level on the roles and responsibilities of decentralised authorities, as the country...
The second VPA negotiation session between Honduras and the EU took place in Brussels on 3 October.
Lead VPA negotiators for Vietnam and the EU assessed their progress in negotiations during a videoconference in June.
On 30 September 2013, representatives from the Government of Indonesia and the European Union (EU) marked their mutual commitment to ensuring that timber entering the EU is produced legally.
The Ministry of Water and Forests of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire now includes information on its website about the VPA it is negotiating with the EU. You can find updated videos, a photo gallery...
Regional Workshop on Capacity Building Needs to Support Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) in Asia
This workshop will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 16 and 17 October 2013 and will provide an overview of international timber market requirements and the available support programmes in the region.
Twelve forestry officials from Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam took part in APFNet’s Training for DG Level Forestry Officials from the Mekong Region, held in Kunming,...
The Kingdom of Thailand and the EU have officially begun negotiations for a VPA, as confirmed in an announcement on 11 September.
The June, July and August 2013 issue of the EU FLEGT Facility newsletter has been released in English. Click here to subscribe to our bimonthly newsletter.
Stakeholders in Thailand are preparing for the launch of formal VPA negotiations between Thailand and the EU.
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