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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 …

Continued efforts needed to improve Indonesia’s legal forestry management

06-01-2020
Indonesia, timber production, report, monitor strengthening, independent forestry monitoring network, timber legality verification system, SVLK, effective, VPA implementation, JURnal Celebes

Indonesia’s civil society organisation, Jurnal Celebes recently released a report "Strengthening Indonesia’s Independent Forestry Monitoring Network to Ensure a Credible Timber Legality Verification System (SVLK) and Effective VPA Implementation", reported ITTO. Between October 2018 and December 2019, Jurnal Celebes monitored the …

Vietnam ready to trade legal timber with the EU

10-05-2019
Vietnam, legal timber, EU, VPA, FLECT, VNTLAS

Starting from June 1, Vietnam can export only verified legal timber products to the European Union (EU) markets as the Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (VPA/FLECT) will officially enter into force, reported Viet Nam News. The Delegation of the EU to Vietnam and Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and …

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 …

EU and Vietnam conclude VPA negotiations

21-05-2017
EU, Vietnam, VPA, FLEGT

The EU and Vietnam have formally concluded negotiations towards a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), by initialling the document. Initialling indicates that both parties confirm that the text is what they agreed. It sets the stage for the parties to later sign and ratify the agreement, after which the VPA will become legally binding. The VPA …

Ghana receives funding from FAO for VPA implementation

04-11-2016
Ghana, ITTO, FLEGT, VPA

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has signed Letters of Agreement with five corporate bodies in Ghana aimed at supporting private sector implementation of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA). FAO will fund this support from its Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) programme. Participating agencies include the Kumasi …

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