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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.

Roser Cabré-Verdiell Surribas posted Information 7 April 2017

When civil society organisations in Indonesia began proposing ways to end illegal logging, they knew they had a mountain to climb. In 2002, some 80 percent of logging there was illegally. Corruption and conflict were widespread. Trust was lacking. 

Roser Cabré-Verdiell Surribas posted Information 12 May 2017

On 11 May 2017, the EU and Vietnam formally concluded their negotiations towards a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), by initialling the document.