The following documents report on the FLEGT-VPA and its implementation. There are three categories in which the documents can be classified: literature, communication and evaluation. If you want to consult more in-depth information about EU timber regulation, FLEGT, VPA’s,…; you can read extra literature gathered from EU and non-EU libraries or check out other related websites. The category of communication contains a communication plan with the goal of improving the capacity of business associations and media to provide information on FLEGT and related issues. It also covers a training workshop on Timber Legality Assurance Systems. Finally, two evaluation reports aim to assess the effectiveness of the project implementation.
Final evaluation report of CEDAfter 18 moths, CED has completed project: “Capacity building of business associations and media to engage in FLEGT to provide information on FLEGT and related issues” with financial support from the EU FAO FLEGT program and the support of the VCCI. The final project evaluation aims to assess the effectiveness of the project implementation in achieving set objectives and planned activities. Additionally, it aims to investigate the impacts of the project in order to make recommendations for future activities and for further advancement of the FLEGT-VPA and its implementation once it is concluded in Vietnam.
See more: Final evaluation report of CED
Assessment report final – final August 2014This final assessment report from August 2014 covers the current understanding and practices on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) and the information and training needs on FLEGT of the small business and medium enterprises (SEMs) in Vietnam. The assessment was conducted by The Center for Education and Development (CED) and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and focuses on identifying information and communication gaps as well as training needs on FLEGT from businesses. The assessment results will be used for development and implementation of other project activities. The results also provide useful information for organizations that are planning training, capacity building and communication plans on FLEGT and related issues. See more: Assessment-report-Final-Final-August-2014.pdf
EU Library FLEGTThe following publication is a literature review on the EU timber regulation and Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs). The review covers the topics of regulations, EU policy briefs, EU briefing notes, VPAs with other nations The regulation address the problems of illegal logging and prohibits the placing on the market of illegal timber, that is, timber that does not comply with the legislation of its country of harvest. The regulation establishes a Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licensing scheme for imports of timber into the EU that will apply to partner countries. The commission implementing regulation lays down the rules concerning the due diligence system and the frequency and nature of the checks on monitoring organizations. The FLEGT imitative was launched in order to palliate these problems by developing partnership with timber producers, developing legislation that encourages responsible use of the forest sector, and making it easier for European companies and governments to purchase legal wood. See more: EU-LIBRARY-FLEGT.docx
Final FLEGT VPA Com plan presentationCommunicating Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) & Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) related issues, with the goal of building the capacity of business associations and the media to engage with FLEGT and provide information on FLEGT related issues. The communications strategy is a guiding framework that supports a project implemented by the Center for Education and Development (CED) and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI). The project aims to improve the communications capacity of media and business associations to inform key actors about Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade/Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT/VPA) process and prepare for implementation as well as enhance motivation and secure commitment. See more: Final-FLEGT-VPA-Com-Plan-Presentation.pdf
FLEGT communications plan August 28 FinalCommunication action plan on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) related issued, August 2014. Awareness of Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade/Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT/VPA) implementation is limited among businesses at different scales and implications of FLEGT/VPA to the existing legal frameworks are not well understood. This lack of awareness will subsequently create implications in the effective implementation of FLEGT/VPA for Vietnam as a whole so it is therefore important to increase the understanding around the issue foe key stakeholders. The goal of this project is to improve the capacity of business associations and media to provide information on FLEGT and related issues. The main objectives are to:
- Promote the understanding of local media on the FLEGT negotiation process and VPA implementation.
- Support the availability of FLEGT related information to facilitate informed engagement of the business sector.
List of documentsList of documents and publications collected for review for development of information for Vietnamese business. The documents and publications listed are in English and Vietnamese and include; factsheet on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT), timber regulations, Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) between the EU and other nations and FLEGT briefing notes. All the documents in clued the date of publication and who they were implemented by. See more: list-of-documents.docx
Resource links FLEGT VPAList of internet web page resources : Resource links FLEGT-VPA
Literature review on the EU timber regulation and Voluntary Partnership AgreementsThis document looks at the EU timber regulation and the Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) aiming at prohibiting illegally logged timber. See more: Literature Review on the EU Timber Regulation and Voluntary Partnership Agreements docx
4th Sub regional training workshop on timber legality assurance a summary by Cameron Doherty
The 4th sub-regional training workshop on Timber Legality Assurance was held in Vientiane, Laos from 22nd-24th October 2014, with participants and resource persons from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, The Philippines, Brunei and India. The workshop was co-organized by the ASEAN Secretariat, the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) facility hosted by the European Forest Institute (EFI), and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (Department of Forestry and Department of Forest Inspection) of Laos, with strong in country support from GIZ Laos. Approximately 65 participants consisting of government officials, members of civil society and the private sector from 9 ASEAN Member States (AMS) and the private sector in India, as well as resource persons from UK Department For International Development (DFID) – Indonesia and GIZ Laos assisted in the workshop. Observers from the EU delegation to Laos, the EU delegation to Malaysia, the regional office of the EU Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) FLEGT support program, ASEAN-German collaboration on climate change and forestry, and the Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT) of the Wolverhampton University were also present.
The workshop agenda covered presentations, discussions, thematic group work and a field visit to a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified furniture factory to learn about timber processing, supply chain control and expert procedures. The workshop objective to promote exchange, dialogue and better understanding on Timber Legality Assurance Systems (TLAS) at the regional level was well achieved, as evident through the information presentations, questions and answers and friendly exchanges.
The aim of the workshop was to share the experience and knowledge from these varied groups so the countries negotiating or considering a VPA would be in a position to make informed decisions about their own Timber Legality Assurance Systems. The workshop was also an opportunity to increase collaboration between ASEAN Member States (AMS) to ensure that their respective Timber Legality Assurance Systems work together to reduce illegal logging across South-East Asia.