The European Forest Institute has issued a call Facilitation services for Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreements in Ghana, Liberia, Republic of the Congo, Guyana.
FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreements are aiding an evolution in the implementation and impacts of independent forest monitoring in West and Central Africa, according to a new brief by the consultancy Palladium International.
Cameroon and the EU have released two joint reports on progress in implementing the Cameroon-EU VPA. VPA negotiations concluded in October 2010, the agreement was ratified and it entered into force on 1 December 2011.
The Government of Indonesia invites comments until 15 May on its draft revised SVLK regulations to be issued in June this year. SVLK stands for Sistem Verifikasi Legalitas Kayu, Indonesia's timber legality assurance system. The draft regulations are building blocks for the Indonesia–EU VPA.