News archive 2012

Report on Australia´s Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011 has been published

The Australian Senate Standing Committee for Rural Affairs and Transport has published a report with the results of an inquiry into Australia’s Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011 (the Bill).

Updated TFT Briefing notes on EU Timber Regulation and EU FLEGT Action Plan

TFT has published updated versions of its EU Timber Regulation and the EU FLEGT Action Plan briefing notes.

Forest Matters Magazine now available online

The earlier published Forest Matters magazine is now available in an online version.

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.

Ireland announces a €150,000 contribution to the EU REDD Facility

The funding contribution is a demonstration of Ireland's commitment to sustainable forest management and to addressing the global forest loss and the impacts of climate change.

Strengthening of TLAS Linkages in Peninsular Malaysia

A Consultation on Mechanisms to Strengthen Coordination for the Implementation of Malaysia’s Timber Legality Assurance System (MYTLAS) was organised by the Protem Secretariat for the Malaysia - EU...

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).

FLEGT Workshop in Laos

A workshop on the Timber Supply and Tracking Study was conducted by the Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and EFI’s EU FLEGT Asia.
The workshop, held in Vientiane on the 9th of January...

Update on Progress on FLEGT in Lao PDR

The Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) process in Laos is supported by the EU FLEGT Asia Support Programme (hereafter called FLEGT Asia), which is implemented by the European...