Category: References

EUTR and VPA

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 […]

FLEGT Action Plan

The EU published the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan in 2003. The Action Plan sets out a range of measures available to the EU and its member states to tackle illegal logging in the world’s forests. Reasons for introducing the FLEGT Action plan: Illegal logging has a devastating impact on some […]