The FLEGT Licence Information Point
FLEGT-licensed timber products are verified legal and meet the due diligence requirements of the EU Timber Regulation. Indonesia is the first country to begin issuing FLEGT licences. The EU FLEGT Facility has produced an online resource to support accurate and coherent communication about FLEGT licences and trade in FLEGT-licensed products.
The FLEGT Licence Information Point includes answers to dozens of frequently asked questions that cover everything from the basics to complex trade scenarios and how to report any problems.
It also includes details about FLEGT Competent Authorities in each EU Member State, as well as information for importers and other traders of FLEGT-licensed products in the EU. A section devoted to Indonesia, the first country to begin FLEGT licensing, describes the country’s timber legality assurance system (SVLK), FLEGT licensing procedures and FLEGT-licensed products.
Putera Parthama, Director General of Sustainable Forest Management at Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry and Charles-Michel Geurts, Deputy Head of Delegation at the EU Delegation to Indonesia and Brunei sign the formal decision on the date to start FLEGT licensing in Yogyakarta on 15 September 2016
Credit: EU FLEGT Facility
News and views
- European Commission statement on the EU and Indonesia setting date to start FLEGT licensing [PDF]
- WWF-Europe statement on the start of FLEGT licensing
- FAO welcomes Indonesia-EU agreement to start FLEGT licensing
- Wall Street Journal: Indonesia reaches deal with EU on timber licensing
- New York Times: EU hopes licensing system will help save Indonesian Forests
- European Timber Trade Federation newsletter – special issue on FLEGT licensing
- Why legal timber matters, by Robert Simpson, manager of FAO FLEGT Programme
- EU buyers welcome Indonesia’s licenses, ETTF secretary-general André de Boer