On 8 March 2018, the Independent Market Monitoring (IMM) organised the first Trade Consultation in London, United Kingdom (UK). The Consultation aimed to inform participants about the latest Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) developments, and to provide an opportunity for them to voice opinions about FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) processes.
FLEGT.org, a one-stop centre to access information and knowledge about FLEGT, was launched in 2016. It aims to help achieve the goals of the EU FLEGT Action Plan by facilitating networking among FLEGT actors.
FLEGT.org est un portail unique d'accès à des informations et connaissances sur le FLEGT qui a été lancé en 2016. Il a pour objectif d'aider à atteindre les objectifs du Plan d'action FLEGT de l'UE à travers la mise en contact des différents acteurs du FLEGT.
FLEGT.org es un portal único de acceso a información y conocimientos sobre FLEGT que se lanzó en 2016. Tiene como objetivo ayudar a alcanzar los objetivos del Plan de Acción FLEGT de la UE, poniendo en contacto a los diferentes actores de FLEGT.
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the Product Scope of the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR), which will run until 24 April 2018. Operators, traders, affected industry and/or trade associations, EU Member States' EUTR Competent Authorities, Monitoring Organisations under the EUTR, civil society organisations, non-EU timber-producing countries and the general public are invited to provide their views and evidence on possible changes to the EUTR product scope.
FLEGT VPAs are not just about delivering legal timber to the EU, but ensuring greater stakeholder participation in timber sector decision-making in supplier countries to the benefit of ordinary people. Mike Jeffree reports on progress in Ghana, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Liberia and Vietnam.
Representatives from eight member states of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) shared their achievements in developing reliable timber legality assurance systems at a workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia from 6-8 December 2016.
The launch of Indonesian FLEGT licensing may not be a ‘magic bullet’ against illegal timber, but deserves recognition as a key step in the right direction, say participants in the initiative. Mike Jeffree reports