About 45% of Vietnam's land area is forested, and the country has a key role in processing in the timber sector in Southeast Asia. Vietnam imports timber from some 80 countries – in recent years main suppliers have included Cambodia, Laos, China, USA and Malaysia. Domestic plantation timber is increasingly used in the production of timber products and for the export of woodchip. Vietnam’s wooden furniture exports mainly target environmentally conscious markets in the EU, the US and Japan.

Vietnam is negotiating a VPA with the EU.






Voluntary Partnership Agreement status

VPA ratified:


VPA signed:


VPA agreed:


Negotiations started:

29 November 2010

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