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Market Trends for Tropical Timber in Europe

12-07-2019
Certification, FLEGT

Workshop 1 of the First IMM Trade Consultation held in London on 8 March 2018 focused on reasons for the 15-year decline in tropical wood import volume and share in the EU, future market prospects and the role FLEGT licensing could play in reversing the market trend. Participants had experience of UK, Netherlands, German, and Belgian …

Dutch and Belgian Importers' Views on FLEGT

09-07-2019
FLEGT, EU Timber Regulation

Although the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) has narrowed the supply base for tropical timber imported into the EU, traders in Belgium and the Netherlands still strongly support the FLEGT regulatory approach. They wish to continue combining licensing with EUTR in efforts to build a platform that can help rebuild confidence in tropical timber in the EU …

Indonesia improving FLEGT licensing procedures

12-10-2018
Indonesia, FLEGT licensing procedures

Indonesia has taken several measures in recent months to improve procedures relating to FLEGT licences — the export licences that attest to the legality of EU-bound timber and timber products. The changes are part of a process of continuous improvement that is jointly overseen by the EU and Indonesia, and which is providing important …

Editor’s pickVietnam's VPA Voyage Builds Momentum

13-07-2018
vietnam, vpa, asia, timber, wood, woodindustry, material, illegal, legality, export, business, financial, government, flegt

The artisanal community must also be brought through the VPA. Vietnam still has obstacles to overcome to reach the key objective of its EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT VPA) — issuing FLEGT licences that assure the legality of its timber exports to the EU. The country’s …

Editor’s pickVietnam’s VPA implementation progresses as stakeholders meet

14-05-2018
FLEGT

First Joint Preparatory Committee meeting. Image: FLEGT The third meeting of the multistakeholder group set up to support implementation of the EU-Vietnam Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on forest law enforcement, governance and trade took place on 8 March 2018 in Hanoi. Participants discussed how the group will operate, what tools and …

Timber exports have not improved since FLEGT licensing approvals: Indonesia

28-03-2018
FLEGT, Indonesia

Indonesia’s watershed approval on FLEGT licenses have not expanded marketing opportunities in the EU, contrary to what was originally believed, according to the Association of Indonesian Forest Concessionaires (APHI). Ida Bagus Putera Parthama, Director General of Sustainable Production Forest Management from the Ministry of Environment and …

Editor’s pickIndonesia and EU celebrate one year of certified legal timber trade

04-12-2017
FLEGT, EU, Indonesia

Indonesia and the EU celebrated one year of certified timber trade at a half-day event in Jakarta on Nov 30. Image: FLEGT.org Shipments of Indonesian wood products to the EU have reached over EUR 1 Bn since the start of FLEGT licensing. Celebrating one year of the scheme’s licensing, Indonesia and the EU held a conference in Jakarta on …

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