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Officials from China discuss legal timber trade with tropical wood suppliers from the Pacific region

Two officials from China’s State Forestry Administration attended the seventh Executive Forest Policy Course: Forest Policies for the 21st Century in Fiji from 12 to 23 May.

Experts from APEC countries share experiences in developing timber legality assurance systems at workshop in China

Timber and forestry experts from government agencies, NGOs, certification bodies, research institutions and the timber industry from 10 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries shared...

Chinese timber industry and rosewood producing countries hold first meeting on rosewood imports

China, the world’s largest importer of rosewood, invited leaders from government and industry to meet with representatives from seven rosewood producing countries to share experiences and to...

Industry leaders describe challenges to maintaining legal supply chains in Guangzhou

Forest industry leaders shared their thoughts on sourcing legal timber for their products during a timber legality training workshop in Guangzhou on 19 March.

China and the EU discuss collaboration on forest governance

Representatives from China and the EU met on 6 March in Beijing to discuss joint work for 2014 under their Bilateral Coordination Mechanism (BCM) on FLEGT.

China and Russia discuss cross-border timber trade and timber legality

Government officials, business leaders and members of civil society from China and Russia met at a workshop in February to discuss timber legality and the cross-border trade between China and the...

China and VPA countries share experiences stopping illegal trade in timber

Chinese policy makers and timber industry members met for the first time with representatives of five African countries and Indonesia to enhance cooperation in a global effort to stop illegal...

Guidance on the EU Timber Regulation for VPA countries now available in Chinese

EFI has produced a brief document about how the EU Timber Regulation and Voluntary Partnership Agreements work together to combat illegal logging and improve forest governance. The Fact Sheet is...

China develops guidelines for due diligence on timber imports from Papua New Guinea

Guidelines on mitigating risk when procuring tropical hardwood from Papua New Guinea for Chinese enterprises was the topic of discussion in a workshop held by the Center for International Trade in...

VPA countries visit China to share lessons on combating the illegal timber trade

Representatives of several countries with VPAs have visited China to share their experiences with Chinese policy makers and timber industry leaders.

Companies exporting timber products to the EU, United States and Australia receive legality training

TRAFFIC and WWF’s Global Forest and Trade Network provided training on timber legality in Russia, China and Indonesia in October with additional sessions to be run in November.

As China’s timber consumption slows, timber industry seeks information on timber legality around the world

China is a major player in the international trade in timber products, but a slowdown in the domestic economy and the decline in the global economy since 2012 have affected timber consumption in...

Legality of Chinese timber imports and exports discussed in manufacturing cities in China

TRAFFIC International has held a series of workshops in plywood and flooring manufacturing centres in China to inform industry leaders about legality verification, sustainable forest management and...

China’s agencies work with private sector on forest governance and industry standards

China’s agencies have been working with enterprises at home and abroad on forest governance and industry standards with technical support from international organisations.

Inauguration: EFI’s EU FLEGT Asia China Office

The new European Forest Institute’s EU FLEGT Asia China Joint Project Office opened on 14 November, in Beijing, in a private ceremony.

Needs Assessment for the EU–China Joint Training Course on FLEGT undergoes peer review

A peer review meeting of a needs assessment to look into the EU – China Joint Training Course was attended by 15 representatives of government agencies, universities and related organisations.

Two new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) documents translated

Two new documents with Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the EU Timber Regulation have been published by the European Forest Institute’s EU FLEGT Facility.

Peer Review of Needs Assessment for EU China Joint Training Course for FLEGT

The Peer Review meeting, involving 15 participants from government agencies, universities and other related organizations was held on 16 September at the People’s University of China (Renmin...

Online database of large-scale land deals

The Land Matrix, part of the landportal.info website, is an interesting public database which provides a visualisation of records documenting large-scale land deals in agricultural and industrial...

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.