News FLEGT VPA final workshop on August 12th, 2015 in Hanoi

After almost five years of negotiation between Vietnam and the EU on VPA-FLEGT. In August 2015, CED organized a final review workshop for the project:“Capacity building of business associations and media to engage in FLEGT to provide information on FLEGT and related issues”

The Voluntarily partnership Agreement (VPA) to promote Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) is a legally binding trade agreement between the EU and timber producing countries. At the moment, the government of Vietnam is negotiating VPA with the EU and if it is signed, Vietnamese timber processing businesses will not have to conduct due diligence required by EUTR for their products to enter EU markets.