Briefing note provides new insights on small and micro-sized entities in the Mekong forestry sector

Little is known about the small and micro-sized entities (SmEs) engaged in the forestry sector in the Mekong region, their characteristics, the number and gender of people involved in the...

Responsible trade in tropical timber: exporting and importing countries explain the actions they are taking

Representatives from tropical timber exporting and importing countries discussed responsible trade in timber at a session during the Asia-Pacific Forestry Week in Incheon, Korea on 19 June 2019.

Congo, EU renew their 2018 recommendations on forest governance

The Republic of the Congo and the European Union (EU) have taken stock of the implementation of their Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) aimed at promoting good forest governance. Both parties...

L’UE et le Congo reconduisent leurs recommandations de 2018 sur la gouvernance forestière

La République du Congo et l’Union européenne (UE) ont fait le suivi de la mise en œuvre de leur Accord de Partenariat Volontaire (APV) visant à promouvoir la bonne gouvernance forestière. Les deux...

EU and Vietnam ratify agreement on illegal logging and trade in legal timber

The EU and Vietnam have ratified a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade, to address illegal logging and promote trade in legal timber products. The...

New resource for timber buyers on benefits of FLEGT-licensed products now available in French, Italian and Spanish

Timber buyers can now visit a new webpage in English, French, Italian or Spanish to learn about the business benefits of trading in FLEGT-licensed timber and the social, environmental and economic...

Call for tender: National FLEGT Expert to Thailand

The European Forest Institute has issued a call for a National FLEGT Expert to Thailand. The objective of the assignment is to support the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand (GoT) and the EU,...

Ghana, EU launch assessment of Ghana Timber Legality Assurance System

Ghana and the European Union (EU) have launched an independent review of the legality assurance system that is outlined in the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on FLEGT between Ghana and the...

Liberia and EU review VPA progress and challenges

The Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) overseeing the EU-Liberia Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade has met this week in Monrovia to review...

Call for tender: VPA Facilitator for Vietnam

The European Forest Institute has issued a call to facilitate the VPA process in Vietnam.

Centrafrique et UE rendent compte des progrès effectués en 2017 dans le cadre de leur APV

La République Centrafricaine (RCA) et l’Union européenne (UE) ont publié leur rapport annuel conjoint sur la mise en œuvre en 2017 de leur Accord de partenariat volontaire (APV).

CAR, EU report on VPA progress in 2017

The Central African Republic (CAR) and the European Union (EU) have released a joint report on progress in implementing their Voluntary Partnership Agreement in 2017.

El sector forestal hondureño alaba la participación en las negociaciones del acuerdo comercial maderero con la UE

Cuando Honduras decidió negociar un acuerdo sobre el comercio de la madera con la Unión Europea en 2013, pocos en el país imaginaban el efecto que tendría el simple hecho de juntar a los actores...

Stakeholders hail participation behind Honduras-EU timber trade deal

When Honduras decided to negotiate a timber trade deal with the EU in 2013, few imagined the profound effect of simply having forest stakeholders come together to talk about timber-related issues.

Ghana and Liberia share timber legality lessons with Laos and the Republic of the Congo

In November 2018, a group of visitors from Laos found themselves in a forest in Liberia, learning how the country’s forestry officials track timber through the supply chain.

EC launches consultation on EU action on deforestation

The European Commission (EC) has launched a public consultation to help develop an integrated EU approach to combatting deforestation, protecting forests and promoting sustainable supply chains.

La Comisión Europea lanza una consulta sobre la acción de la UE en materia de deforestación

La Comisión Europea (CE) lanza una consulta pública con el objetivo de contribuir al desarrollo de un enfoque integrado de la UE para combatir la deforestación, proteger los bosques y promover...