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MI VPAU: Implementation phase of a VPA process

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Implementation phase of a VPA process

In the implementation phase, parties enhance and/or develop the systems, institutions, capacity, legislative frameworks and governance reforms agreed in a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA).

Initialling, signing and ratification of a VPA

A Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) only enters into force as a legally binding agreement after the legislatures of both parties have ratified it according to their normal procedures for...

MI VPAU: Bilateral VPA negotiations

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Bilateral VPA negotiations

Bilateral Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) negotiations between the EU and a timber-exporting country are structured discussions that result in a legally binding treaty.

MI VPAU: National VPA negotiations

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National VPA negotiations

The EU advocates for an inclusive, multistakeholder process to agree the terms of a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA). The process should reflect broad consensus among national stakeholders in...

MI VPAU: Negotiation phase of a VPA process

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Negotiation phase of a VPA process

In the negotiation phase, the EU and the timber-exporting country agree the main text and annexes of a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA). Before this can happen, negotiations take place within...

MI VPAU: Pre-negotiation phase of a VPA process

More information Related sections of VPA Unpacked VPA phases Negotiation phase of a VPA process Initialling, signing and ratification Implementation phase of a VPA...

Pre-negotiation phase of a VPA process

During the pre-negotiation phase of a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) process, a timber-exporting country and the EU explore the opportunities and challenges of engaging in a VPA process, and...