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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...

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...

Indonesia and the EU hold first Joint Implementation Committee meeting and begin second stage of the joint TLAS assessment

In September and October,  Indonesia  and the EU held the first Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) meeting and technical working sessions on the VPA annex review, VPA monitoring...

Lao People’s Democratic Republic hosts ASEAN training workshop on timber legality assurance

About 70 participants from nine  Association of Southeast Asian Nations  (ASEAN) member states, India and the EU attended a workshop on timber legality assurance systems held in...

Indonesia issues revised TLAS regulations and meets with EU to discuss next steps to FLEGT licensing

Indonesia issued two new regulations, in June and July, revising the national timber legality assurance system (TLAS), known in Indonesian as Sistem Verifikasi Legalitas Kayu (SVLK).

Vietnam VPA negotiations: moving forward on TLAS design

In July Vietnam shared its draft of a core element of the VPA, the timber legality assurance system (TLAS), with the EU and invited comments.

Côte d’Ivoire begins legality verification discussions following second VPA negotiation session with EU in Brussels

After an introduction of timber legality verification concepts during the second VPA negotiation sessions, the Technical Negotiation Committee, with the support of GIZ, the German agency for...

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...

Indonesia posts draft regulations on timber legality assurance for comments

The Government of Indonesia invites comments until 15 May on its draft revised SVLK regulations to be issued in June this year. SVLK stands for Sistem Verifikasi Legalitas Kayu , Indonesia's...

Indonesia publishes action plan on advancing VPA implementation and FLEGT licensing

The Ministry of Forestry has posted the ‘Indonesian–EU Action Plan on Advancement of VPA Implementation' on the Indonesian Legal Wood website , Sistem Informasi Legalitas Kayu. The plan...

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...

Indonesia and EU hold first review of VPA implementation plans

Representatives of Indonesia, the EU Delegation to Indonesia and the EU FLEGT Facility met in Jakarta on 28–29 January 2014 and marked progress on VPA implementation.

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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