Indonesia exporters will continue with SVLK

Executive Director of Association of Indonesian Forest Concessionaires (APHI), Purwadi Soeprihanto, said that the association was committed to meeting the Timber Legality Verification System (SVLK) requirements for products to be exported, adding that the SVLK has reduced the stigma of illegal logging and weak forest management in Indonesia, reported ITTO.

Purwadi said he hopes that the SVLK requirements for the small enterprises could be simplified, especially related to business licensing requirements and assistance for implementing SVLK certification.

Purwadi estimated that processed wood product exports will decline this year because the five main export destinations for Indonesian processed wood, China, the United States, Japan, the European Union and South Korea are badly affected by the pandemic.