News archive 2017

New regulations in Ghana important milestone for full VPA implementation

New regulations enacted by Ghana on 3 November 2017 address entrenched forest governance challenges and are an important milestone on the road to the full implementation of the country’s Voluntary...

Cameroon and the EU release 2016 annual report on VPA progress

Cameroon and the EU have released a joint report on progress in implementing the Voluntary Partnership Agreement in 2016.

Call for tender: Facilitation services for FLEGT VPAs in Ghana, Liberia, Republic of the Congo, Guyana

The European Forest Institute has issued a call Facilitation services for Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreements in Ghana, Liberia, Republic of Congo,...

Call for tender: National FLEGT Expert for Indonesia

The objective of the assignment is to support the Government of Indonesia (GoI) and the EU in the licensing phase of the VPA.

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 compares Japan’s Clean Wood Act with the EU Timber Regulation

The EU FLEGT Facility has published a briefing that compares two regulatory approaches that aim to prevent trade in illegally-harvested timber and timber products: Japan’s Clean Wood Act and the EU...

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...

Republic of the Congo and the EU release 2016 annual report on VPA progress

Republic of the Congo and the EU release 2016 annual report on VPA progress The Republic of the Congo and the EU have released a  joint report  on progress in implementing...

EU and Thailand hold first talks on forest governance and legal timber trade deal

EU and Thailand hold first talks on forest governance and legal timber trade deal Thailand and the European Union (EU) have held their first negotiations towards a Voluntary Partnership...

EFI seeks a Natural Resources and Forest Governance Practitioner for the EU FLEGT Facility

The European Forest Institute is seeking a Natural Resources / Forest Governance Practitioner to join the EU FLEGT Facility to advance forest governance in Central Africa.

Highlights of EC conference on tackling deforestation and illegal logging

Highlights of EC conference on tackling deforestation and illegal logging On 21-23 June 2017, the European Commission met with stakeholders from across the world to discuss future work on...

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...

EC conference on deforestation and illegal logging – follow live online

EC conference on deforestation and illegal logging – follow live online On 21-23 June, the European Commission welcomes in Brussels stakeholders from around the world to discuss the way forward...

EU and Congo assess progress towards timber legality verification and other VPA goals

EU and Congo assess progress towards timber legality verification and other VPA goals The Republic of the Congo and the European Union held the sixth meeting of their Voluntary Partnership...

Call for tender: National FLEGT Expert for Indonesia

The European Forest Institute has issued a call for National FLEGT Expert for Indonesia.

EU and Vietnam conclude VPA negotiations

EU and Vietnam conclude VPA negotiations On 11 May 2017, the EU and Vietnam formally concluded their negotiations towards a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), by initialling the document. ...

EU and Liberia aim to intensify VPA implementation

Representatives of the EU and Liberia have identified ways to boost implementation of their Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), which aims to address illegal logging, improve forest governance...

Laos and EU hold first face-to-face VPA negotiations

Laos and EU hold first face-to-face VPA negotiations The European Union and Laos held their first negotiations towards a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) to improve forest governance,...

EFI seeks a writer/editor for the EU FLEGT and REDD facilities

EFI seeks a writer/editor for the EU FLEGT and REDD facilities The European Forest Institute (EFI) is seeking a Communication Officer to support the implementation of the EU FLEGT and REDD...

Call for tender: Maintenance of websites and digital tools

Call for tender: Maintenance of websites and digital tools The European Forest Institute has issued a call for tender. Its objective is to purchase the provision of website maintenance services...
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