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EU, China and Africa explore ways to work together in their forestry cooperation

At the International Workshop on China-Africa Sustainable Forest Ecosystem Management, participants from Europe, China and Africa discussed synergies among green finance, China’s engagement in...

EU and China agree on their 2018 cooperation under the BCM

China and the European Union (EU) are strengthening their efforts to address illegal logging and promote legal timber trade through their Bilateral Coordination Mechanism (BCM) on Forest Law...

Study identifies options for legal timber legislation in China

A summary report of the Feasibility Analysis of the Incorporation of Timber Legality Requirements into Chinese Laws or Regulations to Promote Trade in Legal Forest Products has been published.

World Wood-Based Panels Conference addresses timber legality

The legality of timber and timber products was a recurrent theme at the Fourth World Wood-Based Panels Conference that took place from 22-23 September 2017, in Linyi, China.

Briefing: Introduction to China's Timber Legality Verification System

The EU FLEGT Facility has published a briefing on the Chinese Timber Legality Verification System (CTLVS) and associated policies that China is developing to combat illegal logging and trade in...

Briefing: Timber trade flows and investments between China and VPA countries

Briefing: Timber trade flows and investments between China and VPA countries The EU FLEGT Facility has published a briefing based on research into flows of timber and investments between the...

EU and China boost cooperation to promote legal timber trade

EU and China boost cooperation to promote legal timber trade China and the EU are strengthening their efforts to address illegal logging and promote legal timber trade through their Bilateral...

Open job: Senior FLEGT Policy Advisor for China and Regional Asia

Open job: Senior FLEGT Policy Advisor for China and Regional Asia EFI is seeking a Senior FLEGT Policy Advisor to support the EU in its FLEGT related policy dialogue with China, the regional...

The EU and China are combatting illegal logging through a Bilateral Coordination Mechanism

The EU and China are combatting illegal logging through a Bilateral Coordination Mechanism Want to learn about the EU and China’s joint efforts to combat illegal logging? The EU FLEGT Facility...

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.

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...

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...

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.

China and the EU discuss collaboration on forest governance

Representatives from China and the EU met on 6 March in Beijing to discuss joint work for 2014 under their Bilateral Coordination Mechanism (BCM) on FLEGT.

China and Russia discuss cross-border timber trade and timber legality

Government officials, business leaders and members of civil society from China and Russia met at a workshop in February to discuss timber legality and the cross-border trade between China and the...

China and VPA countries share experiences stopping illegal trade in timber

Chinese policy makers and timber industry members met for the first time with representatives of five African countries and Indonesia to enhance cooperation in a global effort to stop illegal...

Guidance on the EU Timber Regulation for VPA countries now available in Chinese

EFI has produced a brief document about how the EU Timber Regulation and Voluntary Partnership Agreements work together to combat illegal logging and improve forest governance. The Fact Sheet is...

China develops guidelines for due diligence on timber imports from Papua New Guinea

Guidelines on mitigating risk when procuring tropical hardwood from Papua New Guinea for Chinese enterprises was the topic of discussion in a workshop held by the Center for International Trade in...

VPA countries visit China to share lessons on combating the illegal timber trade

Representatives of several countries with VPAs have visited China to share their experiences with Chinese policy makers and timber industry leaders.

Companies exporting timber products to the EU, United States and Australia receive legality training

TRAFFIC and WWF’s Global Forest and Trade Network provided training on timber legality in Russia, China and Indonesia in October with additional sessions to be run in November.
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