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  1. Briefing note presents lessons learnt from the implementation of the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade licensing system in Indonesia

    The EU FLEGT Facility has issued a briefing note that draws lessons from three years of Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licensing in Indonesia. Indonesia was the first country in the world to start issuing FLEGT licences in 2016. From November 2016 to July 2019, Indonesia...
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  2. The EU and Laos conclude the third formal negotiation towards an agreement on combating illegal logging and promoting trade in legal timber products

    The European Union (EU) and Laos held their third round of face-to-face negotiations on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT). The talks took place in Brussels, Belgium from 17-21 June 2019. The Agreement aims to establish a system to verify...
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  3. How EU timber trade deals can support women in tropical forests

    Women in five tropical forest countries share their views on how timber trade deals between their countries and the EU could boost gender equity. Norma Rodríguez. The first female President of the Honduran Federation of Agro-forestry Cooperatives. Rosamelia Núñez, EU FLEGT Facility. Norma Rodríguez...
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  4. Women leading the charge towards legality in Indonesia’s furniture capital

    Maria Murliantini is a trailblazer. The factory she owns in Indonesia’s furniture-making capital Jepara was one of the first to export only products made from verified legal teak to buyers in the EU. Maria Murliantini, Owner of Sunteak Alliance, at her furniture factory in Jepara, Indonesia. by...
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  5. Indonesia shipped verified legal timber worth more than 1 billion euros to EU in first year of FLEGT licensing

    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. The licences confirm that the products comply with relevant laws and automatically meet the requirements of the EU Timber...
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