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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.

Faith Doherty uploaded a new Document 12 May 2017

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Roser Cabré-Verdiell Surribas posted Information 5 July 2017

Thailand and the European Union (EU) have held their first negotiations towards a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) to improve forest governance and promote trade in verified legal timber products.

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.

EU FLEGT Facility posted Information 6 November 2017

More than 100 customs, forestry, and anti-corruption officials and civil society representatives from countries in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum met in Vietnam from 18-19 August 2017 to share best practices for identifying illegal timber and wood products.

EU FLEGT Facility posted Information 6 November 2017

The EU FLEGT Facility has published a briefing on the Chinese Timber Legality Verification System (CTLVS) and associated policies that China is developing to combat illegal logging and trade in illegal timber.

EU FLEGT Facility posted Information 6 November 2017

The EU FLEGT Facility has published a briefing that compares two regulatory approaches that aim to prevent trade in illegally-harvested timber and timber products: Japan’s Clean Wood Act and the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).

EU FLEGT Facility posted Information 6 November 2017

The legality of timber and timber products was a recurrent theme at the Fourth World Wood-Based Panels Conference that took place from 22-23 September 2017, in Linyi, China.

EU FLEGT Facility posted Information 15 December 2017

Indonesia has shipped verified legal timber and timber products worth more than 1 billion euros to the EU since it began issuing such products with FLEGT licences one year ago.

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