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Analysis of China’s trade with the EU and VPA countries 2007-2017

13-01-2020
China, trade, EU, VPA, FLEGT, imports, exports, sawnwood, logs semi-processed wood products

The EU FLEGT Facility has issued a briefing note summarising an analysis of China’s trade with the European Union (EU) and Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) countries on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade from 2007 to 2017. The analysis is reviewed in a report on ‘China’s Trade of Wood Products with EU, EU Member …

Lessons learnt from the implementation of the FLEGT in Indonesia

29-11-2019
EU FLEGT, implementation, Indonesia, lessons, licensing, issues, challenges

The EU FLEGT Facility has issued a briefing note that draws lessons from three years of Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licensing in Indonesia. Indonesia was the first country in the world to start issuing FLEGT licences in 2016. From November 2016 to July 2019, Indonesia issued a total of 104 719 FLEGT licences for exports …

Editor’s pickReclaimed wood becomes a source of legal timber in Thailand

25-09-2019
EU FLEGT, Thailand, reclaimed wood, reclaimed timber, old wood, legal, sustainable, recycle, trade

Reclaimed timber is contributing to Thailand’s local economy and becoming an important livelihoods source. Timber from old houses that have come to the end of their lifecycle are being bought by traders and turned into a thriving business, announced the EU FLEGT. Workers dismantling a wooden house piece by piece, rescuing all teak wood …

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 …

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