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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 …

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 …

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 …

Editor’s pickSGS Expands Furniture Services to Assist Vietnam’s Growing Furniture Export Industry

09-09-2019
SGS, expansion, furniture services, inspection, verification, testing, certification, Vietnam

SGS,  global leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has responded to Vietnam’s recent 7.9 per cent growth in gross domestic product and the opportunities for international trade this presents to the furniture industry, with an expansion in capabilities. Despite a long history of domestic furniture …

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