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Guyana and EU test timber legality agreement on the ground

Guyana and EU test timber legality agreement on the ground Guyana is a step closer towards concluding a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union (EU), after completing a...

Vietnam and the EU agree in principle on FLEGT VPA

After nearly six years of negotiations, the European Union and Vietnam have agreed in principle on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) to improve forest governance, address illegal logging and...

MI VPAU: FLEGT licensing

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FLEGT licensing

A FLEGT licence guarantees that timber from a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) country has been harvested, processed and exported in accordance with national laws. FLEGT licences serve border...

MI VPAU: Independent audit

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Independent audit

Independent auditing is a compulsory component of a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) timber legality assurance system. The purpose of independent auditing is to review and report on the timber...

MI VPAU: Verification of compliance

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Verification of compliance

Before the authorities in a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) partner country can issue FLEGT licences they must ensure that timber products are legal. This means checking that all the...

MI VPAU: Supply chain control

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Supply chain control

The purpose of supply chain control is to ensure that unverified products and products that are possibly illegal do not enter the supply chain.

Legality definition

The legality definition in each Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) clearly states the aspects of a country’s law for which the timber legality assurance system will systematically seek evidence...

MI VPAU: Timber legality assurance systems

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Timber legality assurance systems

At the heart of each Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) is a ‘timber legality assurance system’, which verifies that wood products conform to national laws. Once verified as legal, partner...

VPA annex on legality assurance system assessment criteria

To date, no timber legality assurance system has been ready when parties signed a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA). Partner countries have had to refine existing systems, or develop new ones,...

MI VPAU: VPA annex on the legality assurance system

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VPA annex on the legality assurance system

A timber legality assurance system forms the core of a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA). The annex on the legality assurance system describes how, in practice, a VPA partner country’s legality...

MI VPAU: VPA outputs

More information Related sections of VPA Unpacked How a VPA increases participation Timber legality assurance systems Trade in FLEGT-licensed products How a VPA can...

VPA outputs

Experiences to date show that negotiating and implementing Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) deliver tangible achievements. The VPA text and annexes describe outputs that parties commit to...