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Le Congo et l’Union européenne orientent leur travail de 2019 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. Les deux...

Congo, EU guide their 2019 work on forest governance

The Republic of the Congo and the European Union (EU) have taken stock of the implementation of their Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) aimed at promoting good forest governance. Both parties...

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 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,...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Request for Expression of Interest: Periodic Evaluation for the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Indonesia

The Multi Stakeholder Forestry Programme , on behalf of Indonesia's  Ministry of Environment and Forestry , is seeking the service of a Periodic Evaluator. The objective of the evaluation...

MI VPAU: Verification of compliance

More information Related sections of VPA Unpacked Timber legality assurance system Legality definition Supply chain control Independent audit FLEGT licensing ...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...