Ghana and the EU reconfirmed their commitment to the VPA process in Ghana during the sixth session of the Joint Monitoring and Review Mechanism (JMRM) in Accra on 19–22 November.
Ghana and the EU have published the third annual report on VPA implementation.
The independent evaluation of Indonesia’s timber legality assurance system (known as the SVLK) was officially launched on 16 April.
As negotiations continue for a VPA between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the EU, the teams are holding monthly video-conference meetings to discuss annexes to the bilateral agreement.
PROFOR, the Program on Forests, has summarised the achievements and lessons learned from the PROFOR project that assisted the development of Liberfor, Liberia’s chain of custody system.
A recent series of meetings and workshops held in Vietnam demonstrates progress in the country’s Voluntary Partnership Agreement process.
At the third meeting of the Joint Implementation Committee in Yaoundé in late November, the EU and Cameroon evaluated the progress of VPA implementation and agreed on priorities for this year.
The first VPA negotiation session between Guyana and the European Union was held 5 December 2012 in Guyana’s capital Georgetown.