EU FLEGT Facility at Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019

Promoting responsible trade and markets

The Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019 is one of the largest forest gatherings in the Asia-Pacific region in 2019. It will be held in Incheon, South Korea from 17 to 21 June 2019.

The EU FLEGT Facility will have a booth at the event where visitors can learn how the Facility supports small and micro economic entities in the timber sector, which tools it developed to help tropical forest countries address deforestation and about its work on FLEGT partnerships to improve forest governance and promote trade in legal timber. 

The EU FLEGT Facility is co-organising stream 4 on promoting responsible trade and markets, together with together with the International Tropical Timber Organization, the World Resources Institute, the Non-Timber Forest Products – Exchange Programme, the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation, Forest Trends and the FAO-EU FLEGT Programme. 

The stream will discuss emerging trends in trade, markets and consumer behaviour of timber and non-timber forest products as well as forest ecosystem services. Forestry industry development in the region with a focus on smallholders will also receive attention in this stream. The Facility will lead two sessions under this stream.

Session 2: Actions by producing and consuming countries to regulate timber legality

Songdo ConvensiA, Incheon, South Korea, Wednesday 19 June, 11:00-15:00, Room 306 - 307

Session lead: EU FLEGT Facility

This session makes the link between supply-side and demand-side measure for regulating and promoting the legality and sustainability of the forest products trade. The first sub-session will focus on the efforts by producing and processing countries to improve forest governance and make their forest sector legal and more sustainable.

Key note: Dr Alexander Hinrichs, Head of Asia Regional Office, European Forest Institute

Panellists: 

  • Mr Jing Tao, Deputy Division Director of Foreign Economic Cooperation, Department of Planning and Finance, National Forestry and Grassland Administration, China
  • Dr Ir. Rufi’ie, Director of Forest Products Processing and Marketing, Directorate General of Sustainable Management of Production Forest, Indonesia
  • Ms Kantinan Peawsa-ad, Director of Forest Economics Bureau, Royal Forest Department, Thailand
  • Mr Van Dinh Tuyen, Officer, Forest Protection Department, Viet Nam Administration of Forestry, Vietnam
  • Dr. Ramon Razal, former Dean of the University of the Philippines Los Banos and President of the National Research Council, Philippines

The second sub-session focuses on measures taken by key markets for timber and timber products to complement and respond to the actions of the producing countries.

Panellists:

  • Ms Emma Hatcher, Assistant Secretary of Forestry Branch, Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Australia
  • Mr Nicholas Burge, Head of the Trade and Economic Section, Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea
  • Ms Yoko Ichikawa, Deputy Director of Forestry Products Trade Office, Forestry Agency, Japan
  • Ms Sunmi Lee, Deputy Director of Forestry Trade Division, Korea Forest Service, Republic of Korea
  • Ms Laurie Dubriel, Attorney, Environment and Natural Resource Division, U.S. Department of Justice, USA

Ms Dong Ke, Senior Project Manager of The Nature Conservancy will moderate both sessions. 

More information

Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019 website
FAO APFW 2019 website

Publications and tools

Publications

  • EU FLEGT & REDD facilities introduction [PDF]
  • FLEGT Factsheet: Closing the EU market to illegal timber [PDF]
  • FLEGT Factsheet: FLEGT licensed timber [PDF]
  • Making FLEGT & REDD+ work together [link] [PDF]
  • Small and micro-sized entities in the Mekong region’s forest sector: a situational analysis in the FLEGT context [link] [PDF]
  • Factsheet VPAs and SDGs [link] [PDF]
  • A Comparison between South Korea’s Act on the Sustainable Use of Timbers and the EU Timber Regulation [link] [PDF]

 

Tools

  • EU REDD Facility tools introduction [link] [PDF]
  • Land-use Planner [link]
  • Land-use Finance Tool [link]
  • Trase [link]
  • FLEGT-licensed timber information point [link]
  • FLEGT-licensed timber buyers page [link]
  • Common Information Window for China timber legality [link]