https://flegt.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Mangkol-Wandee-measures-tree-Thailand-VPA.jpg 540 810 Albert Garduno https://flegt.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/logo-flegtorg.png Albert Garduno2020-04-30 16:05:002022-01-21 16:08:22Trees give small farmers in Thailand access to loans
The EU FLEGT Facility has published a story describing how farmers in Thailand are starting to reap the benefits from international timber trade talks between Thailand and the European Union.
https://flegt.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Felled-tree-cameroon-Ollivier-Girard-CIFOR.jpg 534 800 Albert Garduno https://flegt.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/logo-flegtorg.png Albert Garduno2020-03-10 16:09:002022-01-21 16:16:54Evidence of VPA impacts: findings from Cameroon, Ghana and Indonesia
A study conducted in Cameroon, Ghana and Indonesia, three countries at different stages of implementation of Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs), signed within the framework of the EU’s Action Plan on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade, showed that the VPA process contributed to significant improvements in various dimensions assessed.
https://flegt.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Warehouse-harbor-Indonesia-Murdani-Usman-CIFOR-.jpg 542 810 Albert Garduno https://flegt.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/logo-flegtorg.png Albert Garduno2020-03-03 16:18:002022-01-21 16:20:54Recognising Indonesian V-legal documents in China: Exploring the options
Under its Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union, Indonesia issues export licences attesting to the legality of its timber shipments to non-EU markets. These “V-Legal Documents” build on the same procedures followed in issuing Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licences to the EU market. China does not however currently recognise V-Legal Documents as proof of legality for timber and timber products that it imports from Indonesia.
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The European Commission has invited public feedback on EU action to tackle illegal logging - the harvesting of wood in contravention of the laws and regulations.
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The 7th Regional Training Workshop on Timber Legality Assurance took place from 19 to 21 November 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Participants included representatives of nine member states of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), China, Japan South Korea, the European Union, international organisations and the ASEAN Secretariat. They discussed their efforts to tackle illegal logging and its associated trade, and measures for trade in legal timber products.
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The EU FLEGT Facility has published a story reporting how law enforcement and continuous checks on operators are transforming business practices in Ghana’s timber sector. Companies are making noticeable improvements, in particular in relation to environmental and social obligations.