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Private Sector Expert for the EU FLEGT Facility office in Kuala Lumpur

The European Forest Institute is seeking a Private Sector Expert to improve understanding and develop support mechanisms for Small and Medium Enterprises to comply with changing market...

Indonesia and the EU release annual report on VPA progress

Indonesia and the EU have released a  joint report  on progress in implementing the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between May 2014 and April 2015.  The report describes progress...

Indonesia and the EU hold first Joint Implementation Committee meeting and begin second stage of the joint TLAS assessment

In September and October,  Indonesia  and the EU held the first Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) meeting and technical working sessions on the VPA annex review, VPA monitoring...

Lao People’s Democratic Republic hosts ASEAN training workshop on timber legality assurance

About 70 participants from nine  Association of Southeast Asian Nations  (ASEAN) member states, India and the EU attended a workshop on timber legality assurance systems held in...

Assessing timber processing enterprises’ and the media’s need for information on the VPA in Vietnam

Vietnam's timber exporters see challenges ahead in fulfilling the technical requirements for assuring the legality of timber used in the processing industry, as the country continues negotiating a...

Vietnam VPA negotiations: moving forward on TLAS design

In July Vietnam shared its draft of a core element of the VPA, the timber legality assurance system (TLAS), with the EU and invited comments.

Stakeholders in Lao PDR plan ways to engage in VPA processes

Twenty participants in Lao PDR from government, private sector, civil society organisations and academic institutions participated in a workshop on stakeholder engagement in Siem Reap from 7 to 17...

Law enforcement officials consider adding forest and wildlife crime to the list of Serious Transnational Crimes in the ASEAN Region

During a three-day workshop held in Bangkok from 22 to 25 April, senior law enforcement officials from member countries of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) met to discuss whether...

Forest governance practitioners gather in the UK for a comprehensive short course on best practices

For the fifth year in a row, the Improving Forest Governance course brought together forest governance practitioners from government, civil society and the private sector.

Civil society organisation EcoDev begins training to raise awareness about FLEGT in Myanmar/Burma

More than 25 representatives of several civil society organisations from Tanintharyi and Sagaing regions, Yangon and Kachin State gathered in Yangon from 11 to 13 June to develop a coalition of...

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.

Malaysia and EU advance VPA process

On 20 and 21 May 2014, Malaysia and the EU continued their VPA negotiations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, making progress on technical and political dimensions

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...

Indonesia posts draft regulations on timber legality assurance for comments

The Government of Indonesia invites comments until 15 May on its draft revised SVLK regulations to be issued in June this year. SVLK stands for Sistem Verifikasi Legalitas Kayu , Indonesia's...

Report on ASEAN timber trade, customs and timber legality released

The EU FLEGT Facility has released ASEAN timber trade, customs and timber legality: Scoping study . Timber legality and its associated trade is a longstanding issue in South-east Asia. This...

Civil society organisations share livelihoods impact assessment results of Vietnam’s VPA

The VNGO FLEGT Network shared the results of its livelihoods impact assessment of the VPA in Vietnam, which it carried out in 2013.

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...

Indonesia publishes action plan on advancing VPA implementation and FLEGT licensing

The Ministry of Forestry has posted the ‘Indonesian–EU Action Plan on Advancement of VPA Implementation' on the Indonesian Legal Wood website , Sistem Informasi Legalitas Kayu. The plan...

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.