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Officials from China discuss legal timber trade with tropical wood suppliers from the Pacific region

Two officials from China’s State Forestry Administration attended the seventh Executive Forest Policy Course: Forest Policies for the 21st Century in Fiji from 12 to 23 May.

Report on ASEAN timber trade, customs and timber legality released

The EU FLEGT Facility has released ASEAN timber trade, customs and timber legality: Scoping study . Timber legality and its associated trade is a longstanding issue in South-east Asia. This...

Summary on combatting illegal logging released

The EU has released a summary of the publication Lessons from the EU FLEGT Action Plan.

China and Russia discuss cross-border timber trade and timber legality

Government officials, business leaders and members of civil society from China and Russia met at a workshop in February to discuss timber legality and the cross-border trade between China and the...

Côte d’Ivoire prepares for second round of VPA negotiations

Côte d’Ivoire has begun preparations for the second round of VPA negotiations with the EU with a technical session held in Abidjan on 19–21 February.

China and VPA countries share experiences stopping illegal trade in timber

Chinese policy makers and timber industry members met for the first time with representatives of five African countries and Indonesia to enhance cooperation in a global effort to stop illegal...

Companies exporting timber products to the EU, United States and Australia receive legality training

TRAFFIC and WWF’s Global Forest and Trade Network provided training on timber legality in Russia, China and Indonesia in October with additional sessions to be run in November.

As China’s timber consumption slows, timber industry seeks information on timber legality around the world

China is a major player in the international trade in timber products, but a slowdown in the domestic economy and the decline in the global economy since 2012 have affected timber consumption in...

FLEGT stakeholders in Asia identify capacity-building needs in regional workshop

A workshop aimed at providing a comprehensive overview of international timber market requirements and the available support programmes in Asia was held in Bangkok on 16 and 17 October.

Regional Workshop on Capacity Building Needs to Support Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) in Asia

This workshop will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 16 and 17 October 2013 and will provide an overview of international timber market requirements and the available support programmes in the region.

Study for understanding timber flows and control in Lao PDR published

The key objective of this study is to improve the understanding of timber flows in Lao PDR and to understand the roles of the government agencies involved in the timber supply chain, from forest...

Laos, Germany agree support for timber trade control

In early October the Lao government and the German Agency for International Development (GIZ) in Laos agreed minutes for a new 5.8 million euro technical cooperation project.

Study on Timber Flows and their control in Thailand published

The timber flows study was undertaken to provide an understanding of the domestic, imported and exported timber flows in Thailand, and their control through the Royal Forestry Department (RFD) and...

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).

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...

Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill introduced in Parliament

The Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, introduced legislation in Parliament on behalf of the Australian Government on 23 November restricting the...

High level forum on legal timber in Malaysia

A public Forum on Legal Timber was held in Kuala Lumpur on 17 November organised by the EU Delegation to Malaysia, the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities of Malaysia and EFI’s EU...

Australia’s draft Illegal Logging Bill 2011 reviewed

In an article published in the In-Wood Digital Magazine, Australia’s draft Illegal Logging Bill 2011 is discussed with Forest Industries Intelligence director Rupert Oliver.

Top experts to convene in Forests Indonesia conference in September

Leading international and national experts on forests and their roles in supporting the economy and mitigating climate change will convene in Jakarta on 27 September 2011 to discuss the challenges...

Baseline Study Lao PDR Published

As part of FLEGT Asia’s information collection role, a number of forest governance, markets and trade Baseline Studies have been carried out in the region.