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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,...

Assessing timber processing enterprises’ and the media’s need for information on the VPA in Vietnam

Vietnam's timber exporters see challenges ahead in fulfilling the technical requirements for assuring the legality of timber used in the processing industry, as the country continues negotiating a...

Civil society organisations share livelihoods impact assessment results of Vietnam’s VPA

The VNGO FLEGT Network shared the results of its livelihoods impact assessment of the VPA in Vietnam, which it carried out in 2013.

Côte d’Ivoire negotiation group refines definition of legal timber

On 8 April, representatives of the EU and the VPA negotiation committee of Côte d’Ivoire held its sixth technical session by video conference to discuss principles, criteria and indicators for the...

Stakeholder groups in Laos help further VPA negotiations

The National Negotiation Support and Development Committee, with support from the EU FLEGT Facility, identified the key elements of a roadmap for VPA negotiations during a stakeholder workshop in...

Democratic Republic of the Congo drafts legality definition

Since the DRC and EU resumed VPA negotiations in May 2012, the VPA Technical Committee in DRC has been focusing on revising its draft legality definition for industrial forest concessions.

Honduras and the EU hold second VPA negotiation session

The second VPA negotiation session between Honduras and the EU took place in Brussels on 3 October.

Thailand and EU announce the start of VPA negotiations

The Kingdom of Thailand and the EU have officially begun negotiations for a VPA, as confirmed in an announcement on 11 September.

Côte d’Ivoire VPA roadmap and summary of first negotiations available online

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...

Côte d’Ivoire and the European Union launch VPA negotiations in Abidjan

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...

VPA negotiations in Honduras get underway

VPA negotiations between Honduras and the European Commission have started with a formal videoconference.

Preparations begin for Guyana's second VPA negotiation session

VPA negotiations between Guyana and the European Commission are moving ahead, with two formal videoconferences having taken place since negotiations began.

European statistics on timber trade track imports from VPA countries

Eurostat has published trade data on wood products imported to the European Union from countries that are negotiating or implementing a VPA.

Thailand to start VPA negotiations with the EU

Thailand will soon begin negotiating a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union.

EU programme used to offer regional support of VPAs in Africa

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.

VPA negotiations in DRC focus on legality definition

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.

EU FAO FLEGT Programme issues a call for project proposals

The EU FAO FLEGT Programme issued a call for project proposals on 1 March 2013. Organisations and institutions in countries negotiating or implementing a Voluntary Partnership Agreement are...

Civil society in the DRC prepares to engage in ongoing VPA negotiations

As VPA negotiations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continue, the DRC and EU negotiation teams have agreed to hold monthly video-conference meetings to advance discussions on the...

Guyana and the EU begin Voluntary Partnership Agreement negotiations

The first VPA negotiation session between Guyana and the European Union was held 5 December 2012 in Guyana’s capital Georgetown.