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Indonesia-EU JIC Reports on VPA Progress

The Indonesia-EU Joint Implementation Committee has published its first annual report on the implementation of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement under the EU FLEGT Action Plan. The goals of the Action Plan are to combat illegal logging and foster good forest governance.

The report summarises progress since the Indonesia-EU VPA entered into force on 1 May 2014 and covers the period from May 2014 to April 2015. Topics include progress made in the timber legality assurance system, institutional strengthening and capacity building, steps towards FLEGT licensing, stakeholder engagement, communication, transparency and monitoring.

You can download the annual report here. Bahasa Indonesia version will be made available soon. Please feel free to share the report with your community or your organisation.

For more information on the Indonesia-EU VPA and the decisions of the JIC, visit the websites of SVLK or the EU Delegation.

Best regards,

Dr. Agus Justianto
Director of Forest Product Processing and Marketing at Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry

Mr. Vincent Guérend
Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, and ASEAN

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30 September 2015

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