Voluntary Partnership Agreements
VPA partner countries
Six countries have signed a VPA with the EU and are currently developing the systems needed to control, verify and license legal timber. These countries are known as ‘VPA partner countries'.
Nine more countries are in negotiations with the EU. Another eleven countries in Africa, Asia and Central and South America have expressed an interest in VPAs.
Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Guyana, Honduras, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam
Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru, Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar/Burma, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Sierra Leone