News from Liberia
Liberia develops forestry regulations and schedules parliamentary session on VPA ratification
The second pre Joint Implementation Committee meeting took place in Monrovia, Liberia on 6-7 December 2012. At this stage in preparing to implement the Liberia–EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement, members of the JIC are working on two milestones.
The first is reviewing draft regulations which the Forest Development Authority will put in place. The second is Liberia's ratification of the Agreement, slated for the Parliamentary session scheduled in the second half of January 2013. The European Union ratified the agreement 15 May 2012. For full details of the joint meeting, consult the Aide Memoire here.