Viet Nam Timber Legality Assurance System

What is the Viet Nam Timber Legality Assurance System?

The core of the VPA describes Vietnam’s timber legality assurance system (VNTLAS), which will ensure that timber products are verified as legal according to specified requirements for all stages of the supply chain: from the forest or the point of import, to the point of final sale or export.

The scope of control of VNTLAS applies to:

  • All timber sources listed under Section 2.1.1 of this Annex V.
  • All timber product categories listed under Annex I.
  • All operators (Organisations and Households) in the timber supply chain.

All principles, criteria, indicators and verifiers included in the LD for Organisations and Households are part of VNTLAS.

Learn more about what is VNTLAS in the video below.