What businesses should know about FLEGT-VPA

It is planned that by the end of 2015, Vietnam will have entered a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the EU on the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade plan (FLEGT), a tool designed to combat the trade in illegal timber. If your business trades in timber, you will need to be aware of the coming changes, or risk losing out to the competition, paying fines, or even being shut down.