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NEW: Training material on the EU Timber Regulation and FLEGT

This training material can be used to inform about the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), FLEGT and related topics, such as legality, certification, verification, or chain of custody. It was created as a training of trainers to inform small and medium sized enterprises about the requirements of the EUTR...
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The Siamese rosewood craze: for whom the bell tolls?

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) UK. In a glamorous hongmu showroom in Shanghai, streams of the bustling crowds slowed down to appreciate sets of exquisitely carved Siamese rosewood furniture. What attracted the potential hongmu consumers and investors, beyond the fine and delicate...
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Scientists call for an end to industrial use of primary forests

A new science-based coalition – IntAct (International Action for Primary Forests) is calling for an end to the industrial exploitation of earth’s remaining primary forests. The coalition is backed by leading international forest scientists and organisations in the fields of development and human...
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Traders review Brazil-Belgium timber trade

Ghent, Belgium, December 2014 —A workshop on the European Union (EU) Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan was held at the end of November, specifically for members of the Belgian Timber Importers Federation (BE TIF). Representatives from TRAFFIC, BE TIF, Belgium’s...
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