News archive 2019

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Indonesia and the EU release 2018 annual report on VPA progress

Indonesia and the EU have released a joint report on progress in implementing the Voluntary Partnership Agreement from January to December 2018.

Analysis of China’s trade with the EU and VPA countries 2007-2017

The EU FLEGT Facility has issued a briefing note summarising an analysis of China’s trade with the European Union (EU) and Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) countries on Forest Law Enforcement,...

Three years of FLEGT licensing: EU and Indonesia take stock of forest governance progress

The EU and Indonesia embarked on an ambitious journey to improve forest governance and promote trade in legal timber over a decade ago. This month, the two parties celebrated the third anniversary...

Old wood becomes a source of legal timber in Thailand

Reclaimed timber is contributing to Thailand’s local economy and becoming an important livelihoods source. Timber from old houses that have come to the end of their lifecycle are being bought by...

Briefing note provides new insights on small and micro-sized entities in the Mekong forestry sector

Little is known about the small and micro-sized entities (SmEs) engaged in the forestry sector in the Mekong region, their characteristics, the number and gender of people involved in the...

Responsible trade in tropical timber: exporting and importing countries explain the actions they are taking

Representatives from tropical timber exporting and importing countries discussed responsible trade in timber at a session during the Asia-Pacific Forestry Week in Incheon, Korea on 19 June 2019.

EU and Vietnam ratify agreement on illegal logging and trade in legal timber

The EU and Vietnam have ratified a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade, to address illegal logging and promote trade in legal timber products. The...

Call for tender: National FLEGT Expert to Thailand

The European Forest Institute has issued a call for a National FLEGT Expert to Thailand. The objective of the assignment is to support the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand (GoT) and the EU,...

Call for tender: VPA Facilitator for Vietnam

The European Forest Institute has issued a call to facilitate the VPA process in Vietnam.

Ghana and Liberia share timber legality lessons with Laos and the Republic of the Congo

In November 2018, a group of visitors from Laos found themselves in a forest in Liberia, learning how the country’s forestry officials track timber through the supply chain.

Working paper explores potential for applying Indonesia’s timber legality assurance system in customary forests

Working paper explores potential for applying Indonesia’s timber legality assurance system in customary forests A 2013 ruling of the Indonesian Constitutional Court allows customary groups to...