Almost 60% of Malaysia's land area is forested. Timber is an important export product and a significant contributor to the country's economy. The EU is one of Malaysia's top three export markets for timber products. Malaysia also has many regional timber trading partners, including importers in China, Indonesia and Japan.
Malaysia was one of the first countries to begin negotiating a VPA with the EU. Negotiations are ongoing.
For more information, visit the Malaysia FLEGT VPA website.
Voluntary Partnership Agreement status
News from Malaysia
- Malaysia and EU advance VPA process 23.05.2014
- Workshop explores synergies between FLEGT VPAs and forest certification schemes 25.11.2013
- 5th Joint Experts Meeting held in Malaysia 18.03.2013
- 4th Joint Expert Meeting held in Malaysia 01.02.2013
- Report on forest and forest-related stakeholder consultations in Malaysia published 30.05.2012
- Malaysian Minister urges timber exporters to be mindful of new market requirements 29.05.2012
- Multistakeholder consultation held in Malaysia 03.05.2012
- Transparency International-Malaysia launches website to reduce illegal logging 18.04.2012
- Updated TFT Briefing notes on EU Timber Regulation and EU FLEGT Action Plan 13.02.2012
- Forest Matters Magazine now available online 08.02.2012
- Strengthening of TLAS Linkages in Peninsular Malaysia 20.01.2012
- Malaysian National Seminar on Social Forestry 02.12.2011
- High level forum on legal timber in Malaysia 18.11.2011
- Transparency International report on forest governance integrity in peninsular Malaysia 12.10.2011
- Sabah takes further steps to develop a REDD+ Roadmap 25.08.2011
- Prime Ministers of UK and Malaysia look forward to successful conclusion of FLEGT VPA 15.07.2011
Press release by Malaysia and the European Union, 19 January 2006