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Liberia and EU review VPA implementation in the first Joint Implementation Committee meeting

Members of the joint implementation committee (JIC) for the Liberia-EU VPA met for the first JIC meeting in Monrovia, on 27-29 May 2014. They reviewed implementation progress and agreed on the priorities for 2014 and upcoming milestones for the timber legality assurance system under development. They also identified a way forward with the controversial Community Forest Management Agreements.  

For an overview of the meeting, see the media release of the Government of Liberia and the EU Delegation to Liberia.  For complete details of the meeting, see the aide memoire