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Publications (2016-2017)

The following documents detail the impact of the FLEGT-VPA and report on workshops conducted with stakeholders impacted by the agreement. The first two documents act as guidance for interested parties. The first provides information on the basic requirements of the VPA and provides some guidance on compliance for affected stakeholders. The second guides organisations through […]


The EU Timber Regulation and VPAs are part of the EU’s FLEGT Action Plan. They work together to combat illegal logging and improve forest governance. VPAs are treaties that the EU makes with timber-producing countries that export timber and timber products to the EU. A country that has a VPA and an operational licensing system […]

Requirements for Vietnamese businesses

Undertake due diligence: The core of the ‘due diligence’ notion is that operators undertake a risk management exercise so as to minimise the risk of placing illegally harvested timber, or timber products containing illegally harvested timber, on the EU market. The three key elements of the “due diligence system” are: Information: The operator must have access […]