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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. ...

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 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...

Southeast Asia marks progress in combating illegal timber trade

Southeast Asia marks progress in combating illegal timber trade Representatives from eight member states of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) shared their achievements in...

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...

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...

Assessing timber processing enterprises’ and the media’s need for information on the VPA in Vietnam

Vietnam's timber exporters see challenges ahead in fulfilling the technical requirements for assuring the legality of timber used in the processing industry, as the country continues negotiating a...

Vietnam VPA negotiations: moving forward on TLAS design

In July Vietnam shared its draft of a core element of the VPA, the timber legality assurance system (TLAS), with the EU and invited comments.

Civil society organisations share livelihoods impact assessment results of Vietnam’s VPA

The VNGO FLEGT Network shared the results of its livelihoods impact assessment of the VPA in Vietnam, which it carried out in 2013.

Stakeholders from Mekong countries discuss ideas for forest governance curriculum

Stakeholders from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar/Burma, Thailand and Vietnam met in a workshop in Laos on 8–10 January to discuss the development of academic curriculums on forest governance.

Vietnam and EU chart course to conclude VPA negotiations

A series of activities underway in Vietnam have taken the country closer towards concluding its VPA.

Meetings and workshops held in Vietnam to support VPA progress

A recent series of meetings and workshops held in Vietnam demonstrates progress in the country’s Voluntary Partnership Agreement process.

Vietnamese NGOs report on public consultations on the draft legality definition

Members of the Vietnamese NGO FLEGT Network met with the Director of the Vietnam Forestry Administration on 25 December to report on public consultations on the draft legality definition.

Vietnam TLAS Working Group visits Indonesia on Study Tour

In early March, members of the Viet Nam Timber Legality Assurance System (TLAS) Working Group participated in an Indonesian study tour to learn about the design and implementation of the national...

VPA negotiations Vietnam

Several activities focussing on stakeholder dialogue and Timber Legality Assurance System (TLAS) design will take place in 2012, in the context of the ongoing VPA negotiations.

Vietnam leads ASEAN timber exporters

Vietnam News has reported that Vietnam has become the largest exporter of timber and wood products in ASEAN, according to the ASEAN Furniture Industries Council (AFIC).

Forest Matters Published

Looking back at the 2011 International year of the forests, EFI’s EU FLEGT Asia Regional Programme has launched in November “Forest Matters”, a one-time magazine dedicated to forests and forestry...

Second round of negotiations on FLEGT VPA between Vietnam and EU

The second formal negotiation by a Technical Working Group took place in Hanoi on 24 – 25 November.
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