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New study highlights strengths and challenges of Indonesia’s Sustainable Forest Management Standard

08-06-2020
Indonesian sustainable forest management, PHPL, SVLK, Independent Forest Monitoring Network, JPIK

A recent study explores the environmental credentials and performance of the Indonesian sustainable forest management standard known as the PHPL (Pengelolaan Hutan Produksi Lestari). Conducted by the Independent Forest Monitoring Network (JPIK) with the support of the EU FLEGT Facility, the analysis assesses the extent to which the PHPL could …

Indonesian ministers: SVLK important for boosting wood products exports

05-06-2020
Indonesia, ministers, Timber Legality Verification System, SVLK, sustainable forest management

Following Indonesian government’s decision to backtrack on an earlier decision to end timber legality checks for the export of wood products, several ministers and government officials commented on this issue. As reported by ITTO, the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, stressed the importance …

Output from Indonesia’s timber sector fell around 10% in April

03-06-2020
Indonesia, timber sector

The current pandemic has put enormous pressure on Indonesian timber companies which have found the flow of orders from international markets has collapsed, reported ITTO. The Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Forest Concessionaires (APHI), Indroyono Soesilo, said that output from the timber sector fell around 10% in April and that he …

Indonesia backed off plans to loosen rules for timber legality

21-05-2020
Indonesia, ministry of trade, legality, timber, forestry, SVLK, exports, EU, vertification

Indonesia has turned back on plans to weaken rules for the timber exports, following warnings that continuing the move would undermine efforts to combat illegal logging and deforestation, reported TTJ. According to Reuters, the changes in timber legality rules put forward by Indonesia's trade ministry earlier this year would have ended …

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