News archive 2013
The Honduras Forest Institute has been intensifying its efforts to improve stakeholder representation for the country’s VPA negotiations with the EU.
The summary report of the first VPA negotiation session between Côte d’Ivoire and the EU and the VPA roadmap created during the negotiations in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on June 20-21, 2013 are now...
Guyana is organising stakeholder consultations in addition to those originally planned, following its second VPA negotiation session with the EU, held in Brussels on 18 July.
The EU and Myanmar’s Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry held a workshop on the EU FLEGT Action Plan in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, from 16 to 18 July.
Village Focus International held a workshop in Vientiane on 21 June to inform non-profit organisations working in the south of the country about the EU FLEGT Action Plan.
The timber industry in India has called for the Indian government to help businesses to comply with the requirements laid out in the EU Timber Regulation.
China’s agencies have been working with enterprises at home and abroad on forest governance and industry standards with technical support from international organisations.
Working together to strengthen legally verified timber exports from Côte d’Ivoire to the European Union, negotiations for a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) between the two parties began...
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VPA negotiations between Honduras and the European Commission have started with a formal videoconference.
VPA negotiations between Guyana and the European Commission are moving ahead, with two formal videoconferences having taken place since negotiations began.
Eurostat has published trade data on wood products imported to the European Union from countries that are negotiating or implementing a VPA.
Thailand will soon begin negotiating a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union.
The EU is using its regional programme ECOFAC 5, which focuses on fragile ecosystems, to promote FLEGT throughout the Economic Community of Central African States.
The first meeting of the Joint Implementation Committee of the Republic of the Congo and the EU took place on 30 April, following technical discussions.
The independent evaluation of Indonesia’s timber legality assurance system (known as the SVLK) was officially launched on 16 April.
The February and March 2013 issue of the EU FLEGT Facility newsletter has been released in English, French and Spanish.
The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs has officially requested the commencement of negotiations of a Voluntary Partnership Agreement with the EU.
As negotiations continue for a VPA between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the EU, the teams are holding monthly video-conference meetings to discuss annexes to the bilateral agreement.
The Government of Malaysia and the EU met for the fifth Joint Experts Meeting (JEM 5) in Malaysia from 12 to 14 March to discuss technical details of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement.
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