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Call for tender: National FLEGT Expert for Indonesia

The objective of the assignment is to support the Government of Indonesia (GoI) and the EU in the licensing phase of the VPA.

World Wood-Based Panels Conference addresses timber legality

The legality of timber and timber products was a recurrent theme at the Fourth World Wood-Based Panels Conference that took place from 22-23 September 2017, in Linyi, China.

Briefing compares Japan’s Clean Wood Act with the EU Timber Regulation

The EU FLEGT Facility has published a briefing that compares two regulatory approaches that aim to prevent trade in illegally-harvested timber and timber products: Japan’s Clean Wood Act and the EU...

Briefing: Introduction to China's Timber Legality Verification System

The EU FLEGT Facility has published a briefing on the Chinese Timber Legality Verification System (CTLVS) and associated policies that China is developing to combat illegal logging and trade in...

EU and Thailand hold first talks on forest governance and legal timber trade deal

EU and Thailand hold first talks on forest governance and legal timber trade deal Thailand and the European Union (EU) have held their first negotiations towards a Voluntary Partnership...

EU and Vietnam conclude VPA negotiations

EU and Vietnam conclude VPA negotiations On 11 May 2017, the EU and Vietnam formally concluded their negotiations towards a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), by initialling the document. ...

Briefing: Addressing illegal cross-border timber trade in South Asia

Briefing: Addressing illegal cross-border timber trade in South Asia The EU FLEGT Facility has published a briefing based on research into cross-border timber trade in South Asia, and between...

EFI seeks a forest governance and timber legality expert for the EU FLEGT Facility

EFI seeks a forest governance and timber legality expert for the EU FLEGT Facility The European Forest Institute (EFI) is seeking a forest governance and timber legality expert to work...

EU and China boost cooperation to promote legal timber trade

EU and China boost cooperation to promote legal timber trade China and the EU are strengthening their efforts to address illegal logging and promote legal timber trade through their Bilateral...

Call for tender: VPA joint implementation coordinator

The European Forest Institute has issued a call to find a service provider to field a VPA joint implementation coordinator to support the ongoing VPA process in Vietnam. The focus will lie on...

Call for tender: National Forest and Timber Sector Specialist Thailand

Call for tender: National Forest and Timber Sector Specialist Thailand The European Forest Institute has issued a call National Forest and Timber Sector Specialist Thailand. The objective of...

VPAs and SMEs in Mekong countries – new website and discussion group

VPAs and SMEs in Mekong countries – new website and discussion group The EU FLEGT Facility has launched a web page and online forum focused on small and informal forest...

Call for tender: National Forest and Timber Sector Specialist Vietnam

Call for tender: National Forest and Timber Sector Specialist Vietnam The European Forest Institute has issued a call National Forest and Timber Sector Specialist Vietnam. The objective of this...

Call for tender: National FLEGT Expert to Thailand

Call for tender: National FLEGT Expert to Thailand   The call for tender has been issued under the reference:  31-8.2-2016-F National FLEGT Expert to Thailand The closing date...

Vietnam and the EU agree in principle on FLEGT VPA

After nearly six years of negotiations, the European Union and Vietnam have agreed in principle on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) to improve forest governance, address illegal logging and...

Indonesia and EU launch FLEGT licensing for legal timber to combat illegal logging

Indonesia and the EU launch are hailing “a major milestone” in the global fight to end illegal logging, with the launch today of Indonesia’s FLEGT licensing scheme for exports to the EU of verified...

The wait is over. FLEGT licences are coming

Indonesia and the European Union today agreed that from 15 November 2016 Indonesia can issue ‘FLEGT’ licences to verified legal timber products it exports to the EU.

Open job: Senior FLEGT Policy Advisor for China and Regional Asia

Open job: Senior FLEGT Policy Advisor for China and Regional Asia EFI is seeking a Senior FLEGT Policy Advisor to support the EU in its FLEGT related policy dialogue with China, the regional...

The EU and China are combatting illegal logging through a Bilateral Coordination Mechanism

The EU and China are combatting illegal logging through a Bilateral Coordination Mechanism Want to learn about the EU and China’s joint efforts to combat illegal logging? The EU FLEGT Facility...

Vietnam and the EU break new ground at sixth VPA negotiation session

Vietnam and the EU break new ground at sixth VPA negotiation session  Vietnam and the EU reached agreement on timber export and domestic market control during the sixth Voluntary...