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  1. Indonesia and the EU sign a Voluntary Partnership Agreement

    On 30 September 2013, representatives from the Government of Indonesia and the European Union (EU) marked their mutual commitment to ensuring that timber entering the EU is produced legally. They signed a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) at a ceremony in Brussels. Indonesia and the EU are...
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  2. Thailand to start VPA negotiations with the EU

    Thailand will soon begin negotiating a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union. Thailand is the fifth country in Asia to negotiate a VPA with the EU. As Thailand prepares, it has established a National FLEGT Negotiation Committee and officials of both sides have met informally...
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  3. EFI publishes the Governance Research Agenda for FLEGT

    The Governance Research Agenda for FLEGT, whose purpose is to support the aims of the EU FLEGT Action Plan, is now available. The research agenda aims to provide an integrated picture of medium- to long-term priority areas for governance research to the FLEGT community, including research-funding...
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  4. Call for tender: FLEGT facilitator in Vietnam

    The EU FLEGT Facility is announcing an open tender for a FLEGT facilitator in Vietnam. The Invitation to Tender, the Tender Specifications and its annexes are available to download here . Closing date for submission of tenders: 18 December 2013 16:00 CET. Any questions regarding the tender shall be...
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  5. 4th Joint Expert Meeting held in Malaysia

    The fourth Joint Expert Meeting between the EU, represented by EFI, and the Government of Malaysia was held in Sabah in late January to advance the technical details of the VPA with Malaysia. The three-day meeting followed a stakeholder consultation organised by the Sabah Forestry Department and...
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  6. Liberia and the EU report VPA progress

    Liberia and the EU have published a progress report on the preparation for the VPA implementation. It covers the period 2011-2012 and has been produced by the Voluntary Partnership Agreement Technical Secretariat. The report covers progress made and notes areas where progress is expected. The...
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