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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 …

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 …

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 …

Indonesian government acts to alleviate impact of coronavirus on timber industry

17-03-2020
economic stimulus packages, Indonesia, measure, coronavirus, depletion of raw materials, auxillary products, SVLK

Susiwijono Moegiarso, Secretary of the Coordinating Ministry for the Economy, announced that in cooperation with other ministries, the government is preparing economic stimulus packages to address the impact of the coronavirus, reported ITTO. A focus of measures proposed will be how to address the depletion of raw materials for manufacturers and …

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 …

Indonesia targets Australia as the next export frontier

05-01-2018
ITTO, Australia, Indonesia, SVLK

Indonesia’s domestic legality verification scheme (SVLK) may not have helped the industry sell more wood products, according to the Indonesian Sawn Timber and Timber Manufacturers Association (ISWA). Association Chairman Soewarni said that while the SVLK should boost exports and export prices this has yet been achieved. The value of exports …

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