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Guyana and EU join forces to meet highest international standards on export of legal timber

On 27 October 2022, representatives of Guyana and the European Union met to discuss the implementation of their Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA). The Agreement will help improve forest governance and sustainable forestry, and verify the trade in legal timber.
The first CCA meeting marked the official start of the implementation of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between Honduras and the European UnionSebastiaan de Smedt, European Forest Institute

The EU and Honduras begin implementing their agreement to combat illegal logging at their first meeting

On 12 September 2022, the first meeting of the Joint Implementation Committee (CCA by its Spanish acronym) was held in Tegucigalpa to start overseeing the implementation of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade (FLEGT).
The first CCA meeting marked the official start of the implementation of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between Honduras and the European UnionSebastiaan de Smedt, European Forest Institute

La UE y Honduras inician la implementación de un Acuerdo para combatir la tala ilegal

El 12 de septiembre de 2022 tuvo lugar en Tegucigalpa (Honduras) la reunión inicial del Comité Conjunto de Aplicación para la implementación del Acuerdo Voluntario de Asociación para la Aplicación de las Leyes, Gobernanza y Comercio Forestales (FLEGT por sus siglas en inglés).
A sawmill in HondurasVPA Africa-Latin America Facility

The Honduras-EU agreement to reduce illegal logging enters into force

The Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) between Honduras and the EU has entered into force on 1 September 2022, making the Agreement legally binding for both parties. Honduras is the first Latin American country to have signed a VPA with the EU under the EU FLEGT Action Plan in February 2021.
A sawmill in HondurasVPA Africa-Latin America Facility

Entra en vigor el acuerdo entre Honduras y la UE para reducir la tala ilegal

El Acuerdo de Asociación Voluntaria (AVA) sobre aplicación de las leyes, gobernanza y comercio forestales (FLEGT, por sus siglas en inglés) entre Honduras y la UE ha entrado en vigor hoy, 1 de septiembre de 2022. El acuerdo es ahora legalmente vinculante para ambas partes. Honduras fue el primer país latinoamericano en firmar un AVA con la Unión Europea en febrero de 2021.
European Forest Institute

Latest assessment of the forest-timber sector in the Central African Republic published

The Government of the Central African Republic, in collaboration with the European Union, CIFOR-ICRAF and the VPA Africa – Latin-America Facility of the European Forest Institute, have published the report “State of the forest-timber sector in the Central African Republic 2021”, available in French.