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Joint Press Release: Indonesia and the EU Adopt New Timber Trade Legality Rules ....

Hi FLEGT Folks, I just wanted to clear up some confusion caused by journalists here in Jakarta reporting on developments on the VPA and related legality assurance schemes. On Tuesday (22/1/13) Indonesia and the EU held a joint press conference on the state of the Voluntary Partneship Agreement, the...
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Andy Roby uploaded a new Document 25 January 2013

Misquotes in the Indonesian Press about the Voluntary Partnership Agreement

Hi FLEGT Folks, I just wanted to clear up some confusion caused by journalists here in Jakarta reporting on developments on the VPA and related legality assurance schemes. On Tuesday Indonesia and the EU held a joint press conference on the state of the Voluntary Partneship Agreement, the...
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Andy Roby posted Information 25 January 2013

FLEGT Local Call for Proposals in Ghana and Vietnam

Dear FLEGT Community, Call for Proposals have been launched for Ghana and Vietnam. The deadline for submission of the concept notes is 15/02/2013 for Ghana and 21/02/2013 for Vietnam. Before applying, please ensure you have taken into account the specific nature of the actions and the limited...
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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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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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Asia Pulp and Paper changes timber sourcing policy

APP announced its commitment to an immediate halt to clearing natural forest in Indonesia in a 5 February press release . The move signals an important change in the company’s policy, which was developed while working with The Forest Trust . With an eye on European customers’ increasing interest in...
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Improving forest governance: A comparison of FLEGT VPAs and their impact

New analysis shows the EU leading efforts to improve forest governance Ten years since the EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade Action Plan was launched, and one month before the introduction of the EU Timber Regulation which makes it a criminal offence to put illegally sourced timber on...
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First Class Connections. Log Smuggling, Illegal Logging and Corruption in Mozambique . New Report from EIA.

Mozambique loses a fortune to illegal timber exports Corruption in world’s fourth poorest country aids illegal logging & timber smuggling to China LONDON: Weak forest governance and corruption in Mozambique are facilitating illegal logging and timber smuggling to supply China’s voracious demand...
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