What Vietnamese businesses need to prepare

  • Under the FLEGT Action Plan, to export wood products to the EU, Vietnamese businesses must ensure that their products are made of materials, either domestically produced or imported, which meet FLEGT’s requirements in terms of legal and sustainable sources. These requirements are vital to Vietnamese wood exports to the EU market both at present and in the future.
  • EU importers will ask for information to satisfy the due diligence requirements of the EU Timber Regulation. There are three simple steps to prepare for this.
    • 1. Do not buy illegal timber.
    • 2. Know and document the source of your timber or timber products.
    • 3. Check your timber or timber products against the list of products covered by the EU Timber Regulation.