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The Republic of the Congo and the EU review progress towards VPA implementation

The Republic of the Congo and the European Union held the third meeting of the Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) in Brazzaville on 25 and 26 November. The JIC discussed issues related to...

Guyana and the EU concluded the third Voluntary Partnership Agreement negotiation session

Guyana and the EU held the third formal VPA negotiation session on 16 April in Georgetown. Technical discussions focused on a variety of topics including: product scope, legality definition,...

Côte d’Ivoire and the EU hold second VPA negotiation session

Representatives of Côte d’Ivoire and the EU met in Brussels from 24 to 26 June for the second negotiation session of the VPA.

Vietnam VPA negotiations: moving forward on TLAS design

In July Vietnam shared its draft of a core element of the VPA, the timber legality assurance system (TLAS), with the EU and invited comments.

Stakeholders in Lao PDR plan ways to engage in VPA processes

Twenty participants in Lao PDR from government, private sector, civil society organisations and academic institutions participated in a workshop on stakeholder engagement in Siem Reap from 7 to 17...

Malaysia and EU advance VPA process

On 20 and 21 May 2014, Malaysia and the EU continued their VPA negotiations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, making progress on technical and political dimensions

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.

Vietnam and EU chart course to conclude VPA negotiations

A series of activities underway in Vietnam have taken the country closer towards concluding its VPA.

Thailand sets up new institutions to manage the VPA process

The first joint expert meeting between the Kingdom of Thailand and the EU took place in Bangkok on 13–14 November.

Workshop explores synergies between FLEGT VPAs and forest certification schemes

Representatives of the private sector, civil society, government and certification schemes endorsed by PEFC (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) discussed VPAs and certification at...

Indonesia and the EU sign a Voluntary Partnership Agreement

On 30 September 2013, representatives from the Government of Indonesia and the European Union (EU) marked their mutual commitment to ensuring that timber entering the EU is produced legally.

Preparations continue for the first round of VPA negotiations in Thailand

Stakeholders in Thailand are preparing for the launch of formal VPA negotiations between Thailand and the EU.

Honduras gears up for second round of VPA negotiations, welcomes FLEGT Facilitator

The Honduras Forest Institute has been intensifying its efforts to improve stakeholder representation for the country’s VPA negotiations with the EU.

Guyana to conduct additional stakeholder consultations on the VPA

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.

Workshop in preparation for VPA negotiations held in Lao PDR

A workshop was held in Vientiane on 22–23 November in preparation for the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) negotiations between the European Union and the Government of Lao PDR, which...

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...

Stakeholder Mapping Workshop held in Thailand

A workshop to present the study “Forestry Stakeholder Mapping in Thailand”, undertaken with the support of EFI’s EU FLEGT Asia regional funding, took place on the 23rd of July in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

New Era for Indonesia’s Timber Governance

Launch of Timber Legality Verification Information System to Reform Timber Governance and Bureaucracy and to Stop the Trade of Illegal Timber.

Honduras y la UE establecen las bases para un Acuerdo Voluntario de Asociación

“Los bosques constituyen un tesoro único, pero para aprovecharlos tenemos que saber gestionarlos de manera sostenible” declaró el Ministro de Honduras José Trinidad Suazo en Bruselas el 26 de abril.

Honduras seeks to join the EU FLEGT process through a VPA

The minister director of the National Forest Conservation and Development, Protected Areas and Wildlife Institute (ICF) José Trinidad Suazo Bulnes, announced on 17 April his intention to visit...