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VPA monitoring

To date, Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) have taken different approaches to monitoring the implementation and impacts of the agreement. Broadly, there are four main types of monitoring,...

MI VPAU: Strengthened capacity

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Strengthened capacity

To promote trade in legal timber and timber products, governments and other stakeholders must have the capacity to:

Enforce the law
Hold people accountable
Track...

MI VPAU: Communication in VPA processes

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Communication in VPA processes

Communication is important in each stage of a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) process. Communication tools help governments to structure outreach activities and share results. Communication...

MI VPAU: Transparency commitments

More information Related sections of VPA Unpacked How a VPA promotes good forest governance How a VPA can increase transparency How a VPA can increase participation VPA...

Transparency commitments

A lack of transparency in a country's forest sector is among the governance challenges that enable illegal logging to continue. A Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), therefore, incorporates...

MI VPAU: Domestic market measures in VPAs

More information Related sections of VPA Unpacked VPA outputs VPA country stakeholders How a VPA promotes good forest governance How a VPA can increase legislative and...

Domestic market measures in VPAs

Domestic timber markets in tropical countries are often bigger than export timber markets. However, domestic markets are usually poorly regulated. The small-scale, informal suppliers serving...

MI VPAU: Trade in FLEGT-licensed products

More information Related sections of VPA Unpacked VPAs and the FLEGT Action Plan VPA monitoring VPA annex on EU procedures for imports of FLEGT-licensed timber VPA annex...

Trade in FLEGT-licensed products

Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) promote trade in legal timber and timber products. To promote trade in legal timber and timber products, VPA partner countries develop systems to verify the...

MI VPAU: Supply chain control

More information Related sections of VPA Unpacked Timber legality assurance system Legality definition Verification of compliance Independent audit FLEGT licensing ...

Supply chain control

The purpose of supply chain control is to ensure that unverified products and products that are possibly illegal do not enter the supply chain.

Legality definition

The legality definition in each Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) clearly states the aspects of a country’s law for which the timber legality assurance system will systematically seek evidence...

MI VPAU: Timber legality assurance systems

More information Related sections of VPA Unpacked VPA annex on the legality assurance system Legality definition Supply chain control Verification of compliance ...

Timber legality assurance systems

At the heart of each Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) is a ‘timber legality assurance system’, which verifies that wood products conform to national laws. Once verified as legal, partner...

MI VPAU: Legal reforms resulting from VPA processes

More information Related sections of VPA Unpacked VPA outputs How a VPA promotes good forest governance How a VPA can increase legislative and institutional clarity How a...

Legal reforms resulting from VPA processes

All Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) agreed to date have emerged from multistakeholder processes that have identified shortcomings in existing legal frameworks

MI VPAU: Participatory decision making

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Participatory decision making

The level of stakeholder participation and the influence stakeholders exert in Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) processes is unprecedented. VPA processes foster participation, both in the...
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