News

Content with tag vietnam .

Assessing timber processing enterprises’ and the media’s need for information on the VPA in Vietnam

Vietnam's timber exporters see challenges ahead in fulfilling the technical requirements for assuring the legality of timber used in the processing industry, as the country continues negotiating a...

Stakeholders explore options for improving legal compliance and enforcement related to forest conversion in Mekong countries

Experts from Cambodia,  Laos , Myanmar,  Thailand  and  Vietnam  with experience in FLEGT, REDD+ and corporate responsibility met to discuss forest conversion and...

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.

Civil society organisations share livelihoods impact assessment results of Vietnam’s VPA

The VNGO FLEGT Network shared the results of its livelihoods impact assessment of the VPA in Vietnam, which it carried out in 2013.

Stakeholders from Mekong countries discuss ideas for forest governance curriculum

Stakeholders from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar/Burma, Thailand and Vietnam met in a workshop in Laos on 8–10 January to discuss the development of academic curriculums on forest governance.

Vietnam and EU chart course to conclude VPA negotiations

A series of activities underway in Vietnam have taken the country closer towards concluding its VPA.

Vietnam marks progress in negotiations, technical elements and assessment of livelihood impacts

Lead VPA negotiators for Vietnam and the EU assessed their progress in negotiations during a videoconference in June.

Meetings and workshops held in Vietnam to support VPA progress

A recent series of meetings and workshops held in Vietnam demonstrates progress in the country’s Voluntary Partnership Agreement process.

Vietnamese NGOs report on public consultations on the draft legality definition

Members of the Vietnamese NGO FLEGT Network met with the Director of the Vietnam Forestry Administration on 25 December to report on public consultations on the draft legality definition.

Vietnam TLAS Working Group visits Indonesia on Study Tour

In early March, members of the Viet Nam Timber Legality Assurance System (TLAS) Working Group participated in an Indonesian study tour to learn about the design and implementation of the national...

VPA negotiations Vietnam

Several activities focussing on stakeholder dialogue and Timber Legality Assurance System (TLAS) design will take place in 2012, in the context of the ongoing VPA negotiations.

Vietnam leads ASEAN timber exporters

Vietnam News has reported that Vietnam has become the largest exporter of timber and wood products in ASEAN, according to the ASEAN Furniture Industries Council (AFIC).

Forest Matters Published

Looking back at the 2011 International year of the forests, EFI’s EU FLEGT Asia Regional Programme has launched in November “Forest Matters”, a one-time magazine dedicated to forests and forestry...

Second round of negotiations on FLEGT VPA between Vietnam and EU

The second formal negotiation by a Technical Working Group took place in Hanoi on 24 – 25 November.

Policy and Governance Short Course in Da Lat, Vietnam

EFI’s EU FLEGT Asia team was invited to present a paper during a Policy and Governance Short Course held 24-26 November 2011 in Da Lat, Vietnam.

Vietnam prepares to maintain and expand its markets in the EU, US and Japan

Vietnam is adapting to changing international markets that increasingly require legally verified timber.

EIA publishes report on illicit timber trade between Laos and Vietnam

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has published a report on the illicit timber trade between Laos and Vietnam.

Vietnam and EU to meet in August

The EU and Vietnam will meet in early August to continue talks about a Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA).

Timber Trade Flow Maps of China and the Mekong Region

FLEGT Asia has published a report compiling timber trade flow maps of China and the Mekong Region.