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The Republic of the Congo and the EU review progress towards VPA implementation

The Republic of the Congo and the European Union held the third meeting of the Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) in Brazzaville on 25 and 26 November. The JIC discussed issues related to...

Republic of the Congo and the EU release biannual report on VPA progress in 2013-2014

The Republic of the Congo and the EU have released a  joint report  on progress in implementing the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between 2013 and 2014. The report describes...

Republic of the Congo and the EU advance on VPA implementation

The Republic of the Congo and the European Union held the second meeting of the Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) in Brazzaville on 6 and 7 May. The discussions followed up on recent...

Stakeholders in Republic of the Congo develop online tool for public monitoring of FLEGT legality indicators

The civil society organisations Cercle d'Appui à la Gestion Durable des Forêts (CAGDF) and  World Resources Institute (WRI) are developing an electronic database that will allow the public...

Republic of the Congo makes forest sector information public

In the Republic of the Congo, the Ministry of Forest Economy and Sustainable Development made forest sector information available in line with Annex X of the VPA.

VPA practitioners from central Africa share their achievements in public information in the forest sector

Forest and environment officials from five central African countries gathered in Douala, Cameroon, to share their experiences of developing and implementing the public information requirement noted...

Congo changes web address for VPA website

The VPA website of the Republic of the Congo has changed domain from .org to .info.

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...

EU programme used to offer regional support of VPAs in Africa

The EU is using its regional programme ECOFAC 5, which focuses on fragile ecosystems, to promote FLEGT throughout the Economic Community of Central African States.

Joint Implementation Committee agrees on work plans for implementing the VPA in Congo

The first meeting of the Joint Implementation Committee of the Republic of the Congo and the EU took place on 30 April, following technical discussions.

The Republic of Congo and the EU completed the ratification of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement

The Republic of Congo and the EU completed the ratification of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement on 19 February 2013. The Agreement entered into force on 1 March 2013.