Ghana reports progress in verification procedures and timber tracking system

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. A progress review demonstrated that Ghana has made progress in developing its legality assurance system, especially its verification protocols and wood tracking system. During the session, delegates noted further progress and anticipated challenges for VPA implementation. The two parties also agreed to develop a detailed work plan to guide implementation as Ghana works towards licensing.