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Two assessments inform progress on EU-Lao PDR VPA negotiation

Two reports contribute to an undertaking by the European Union (EU) and the Lao Peoples’ Democratic Republic (PDR) to initiate joint assessments to provide a baseline for, and inform progress of,...

EU and Guyana initial Voluntary Partnership Agreement to combat illegal logging and promote trade in legal timber

The EU and Guyana have concluded negotiations on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT). The agreement will help improve forest governance,...

EFI seeks a Private Sector Expert

The European Forest Institute (EFI) is seeking a Private Sector Expert for the EU FLEGT Facility, based at EFI’s Kuala Lumpur project office in Malaysia.

EU and Indonesia mark 2nd anniversary of FLEGT licensing

This month, Indonesia and the EU marked the second anniversary of a major milestone in their partnership against illegal logging — the launch of the world’s first ‘FLEGT’ licensing scheme,...

Comparing South Korea’s timber legislation and the EUTR

Comparing South Korea’s timber legislation and the EUTR In March 2017, South Korea revised the Act on the Sustainable Use of Timbers, a milestone in its efforts to promote legal timber trade....

Vietnamese NGOs welcome VPA signing

The network of Vietnamese Non-governmental Organisations on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (VNGO-FLEGT) has welcomed the official signing by Vietnam and the European Union (EU) of...

EU and Vietnam sign VPA to combat illegal logging and promote legal timber trade

The EU and Vietnam signed a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT). The agreement will help improve forest governance, address illegal logging...

Republic of the Congo and the EU release 2017 annual report on VPA progress

The Republic of the Congo and the EU have released a joint report on progress in implementing the Voluntary Partnership Agreement in 2017.

Combating illegal timber trade: Promoting sustainable development and good governance

How can trade policies promote and support governance reforms in developing countries so that forest resources contribute to sustainable development? A panel discussion on the FLEGT initiative...

Indonesia improving FLEGT licensing procedures

Indonesia improving FLEGT licensing procedures Indonesia has taken several measures in recent months to improve procedures relating to FLEGT licences — the export licences that attest to the...

Call for tender: Second (2018) and Third (2019) Periodic Evaluation (PE) of the Indonesia-EU VPA

The European Forest Institute has issued a call for tender fo the Second (2018) and Third (2019) Periodic Evaluation (PE) of the Indonesia-EU VPA. The objective of this evaluation is to provide...

South-east Asian countries share progress on timber legality

Representatives of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), ASEAN member States and the European Union (EU) met in Thailand in July to share progress under national and regional efforts...

EU and Thailand hold 2nd negotiation on legal timber trade agreement

Thailand and the European Union (EU) have held their second round of negotiations on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT).

EFI seeks a Timber Legality and Supply Chain Control Expert

The European Forest Institute (EFI) is seeking a Timber Legality and Supply Chain Control Expert for the EU FLEGT Facility, based at EFI’s Barcelona Office.

With new government in place, Liberia meets EU to review VPA implementation

The Joint Implementation Committee overseeing the EU-Liberia Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on forest law enforcement, governance and trade has met for the first time since Liberia’s new...

Le Congo et l’Union européenne font le point sur la mise en œuvre de leur Accord sur la gouvernance forestière

La République du Congo et l’Union européenne (UE) ont fait le suivi de la mise en œuvre de leur Accord de Partenariat Volontaire (APV) visant à promouvoir la bonne gouvernance forestière. Cet...

Congo, EU take stock of implementation of their forest governance Agreement

The Republic of Congo and the European Union (EU) have reviewed the implementation of their Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) aimed at promoting good forest governance. This Agreement is part...

Call for tender: Writing and media services

The European Forest Institute has issued a call for tender to provide writing and media services. The objective of the assignment is to deliver key elements of the EU FLEGT and REDD facilities...

Honduras y la UE rubrican un acuerdo para promocionar el comercio legal de madera

La UE y Honduras han concluido las negociaciones de un Acuerdo Voluntario de Asociación (AVA) sobre la Aplicación de las leyes, gobernanza y comercio forestales (FLEGT, por sus siglas en inglés)....

Honduras and EU agree deal to promote legal timber trade

The EU and Honduras have concluded negotiations on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT). The agreement will help improve forest...