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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 …

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 …

Indonesia's FLEGT license reaps success as wood exports rise 10 percent

17-03-2017
FLEGT, Indonesia

Certified timber exports from Indonesia have gone up nearly 10 percent from 2015 to 2016, according to the Indonesian Forest Concessions Holders. The volume of certified wood products shipped reached 17.46 million tonnes in 2016. Robust trade activity is attributed to Indonesia’s FLEGT-VPA license secured last year. The country is the …