FLEGT Outreach in China
From the 26th to 28th of March a number of FLEGT briefings were held to raise awareness on the EU Timber Regulation and FLEGT Action plan.
EFI's FLEGT Asia Regional Programme and the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) visited Shanghai to attend the annual meeting of the Center for International Forest Products Trade, State Forestry Administration of China and deliver speeches on "EU forest product trade policy update" and "Development and Challenges of EU forest product market and industry" to around 160 participants from Governments, NGOs, International Organizations, Universities and industry. The meeting was organised by the Department of Development Planning and Assets Management, State Forestry Administration (SFA) of China and co-sponsored by the Center for International Forest Products Trade, SFA of China and the Shanghai Timber Trade Association. Subsequent briefings were held with the Shanghai Furen timber market, Anxin Flooring Company's factory and the Shanghai Timber Trade Association.