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...
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.
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 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.
A series of activities underway in Vietnam have taken the country closer towards concluding its VPA.
Lead VPA negotiators for Vietnam and the EU assessed their progress in negotiations during a videoconference in June.
A recent series of meetings and workshops held in Vietnam demonstrates progress in the country’s Voluntary Partnership Agreement process.
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.
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...
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 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).
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...
The second formal negotiation by a Technical Working Group took place in Hanoi on 24 – 25 November.
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 is adapting to changing international markets that increasingly require legally verified timber.
The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has published a report on the illicit timber trade between Laos and Vietnam.
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).
FLEGT Asia has published a report compiling timber trade flow maps of China and the Mekong Region.