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ClientEarth Forests uploaded a new Document 1 November 2017

As major timber consuming markets, the EU, US, Australia, and most recently, Japan, have all introduced laws to restrict the access of illegally harvested timber to their markets. While the laws are essentially addressing the same issue, there are some important differences.

Faith Doherty uploaded a new Document 12 May 2017

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Valerie de Liedekerke uploaded a new Document 12 February 2016

Update on how Malaysia has progressed with the VPA process.

Louise Truslove uploaded a new Document 10 February 2016

A recent report, Who Watches the Watchmen, by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) with Malaysian NGO Grassrootsreveals major flaws in the system of scrutiny which underpins the RSPO’s guarantee of sustainable production of palm oil.

Adelaide Glover uploaded a new Document 10 November 2014

Lao PDR has taken some steps to tackle illegal logging, which is prevalent in the country, but these remain limited to date. Fundamental governance reforms will be needed to improve transparency and accountability in the country’s forest sector.

Adelaide Glover uploaded a new Document 10 November 2014

In Indonesia, implementation of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement with the EU has contributed to a decline in illegal logging but some more intractable problems have yet to be effectively addressed, including high levels of corruption and a lack of understanding of, and control over, the small-

Louise Truslove uploaded a new Document 17 September 2015

The conviction and subsequent pardon of 155 Chinese nationals in July for illegal logging in Myanmar threw a spotlight on how massive volumes of timber stolen from the county’s precious frontier forests have been flowing unhindered into China for decades.

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