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Editor’s pickIndonesia trade minister scrapped timber legality rule, illegal logging may set to boom

30-03-2020
SVLK verification system, licensing requirement, removed, deregulated, massive setback, Indonesia

By Hans Nicholas Jong from Mongabay Indonesia   Indonesia’s trade ministry has scrapped a requirement for wood exporters to obtain licenses verifying their wood comes from legal and sustainably managed sources. The SVLK verification system took a decade to develop and implement and has been accepted by some of the most stringent …

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 …

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 …

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